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5 Facts About Apartheid

Here are 5 facts about Apartheid

  • It was a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the South African government between 1948 and 1994
  • Under the law the rights of the majority 'non-white' inhabitants were curtailed and minority rule by the whites was maintained
  • Following the general election of 1948 apartheid was adopted as official policty
  • In 1990 President de Klerk began negotiations to end apartheid,
  • The election was won by African National Congress under Nelson Mandela
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