People just settled there and they were just trying to start a new government/society. Their leader was the British government cause that's who had most power. Their government wasn't that good and it started many conflicts in the future.
Stage 3: Revolution
People were classified by their race. These conflicts started happening when they made a law that nonwhites couldn't be in certain locations like, some restaurants, mixed marriage was also illegal, and they couldn't vote. They also had different schools, universities, and more. Most nonwhites were trying to make everything equal between everyone.
Stage 4: Recovery
Many nonwhites started to protest because everything was unfair to them and they lived an unfair life. When they protested they would do marches, strikes, and other peaceful demonstrations.
While these nonwhites did peaceful protest, police or special forces would come and open fire on them. The police killed 575 people and wounded many more in total and most were blacks. Police and special forces shut down their groups (ANC and PAC) ,and they even took blacks to jail for a long sentence or even a lifetime. Then F. W. de Klerk came into leadership.
Nelson Mandela was one of the groups leaders. He was also one of the leaders that got sent to jail for a lifetime. Then de Klerk got him out of jail and wanted to talk about a new government. South Africa then had their first election in 1994 and elected Nelson Mandela as their first president. Mandela made a better life for many people by changing their government to a democracy