"You are not suppose to be around this area for a job you are not aloud here !"
"We deserve the same rights!"
By: Jasmine Cisneros February,22,2017
Before the apartheid started, the Dutch took over the Cape colony. Later, the British came in and took control. As a result, the British defeated the Boers and, trying to come in peace, they allowed the Boers to use their Afrikaans language. Later on, the system of racial segregation, called apartheid, was spread throughout South Africa. Afrikaaners and whites took control, making it impossible for non-whites to have equal rights.
The new government with apartheid led to serious restrictions on the non-whites. They had less power and fewer opportunities than the Afrikaaners and whites, such as education, manual work, owning land, and even voting rights. That angered non-whites and that led them to action.
The non-whites took action against the Afrikaaners and organized a protest against the apartheid laws. Protests were organized by the African National Congress (ANC), which led to marches, strikes and other protests.
The government did not like the protesting that was going on with the non-whites, so they decided to use violence to stop them from protesting. Many were killed and injured. Government action led to boycotting from countries like the United States and the United Kingdom; they refused to buy goods from South Africa. Nelson Mandela tried to stop the apartheid by support the non-whites, and for that, he had a long period in prison.
Later on things started to get a little peaceful when F.W. de Klerk was elected for president and took away the apartheid law. He also freed Nelson Mandela. Thry later collaborated to build or make south Africa a better place. Then the election came up, and non-whites had the opportunity to vote and Nelson Mandela was elected for president.