At the start of the revolution the National Party was In charge, which was made up of the descendants of the original Dutch settlers. They created the apartheid laws that separated the Africans from the whites.
Stage 3: Revolution
The non white South Africans had less educational opportunities, were only able to work low paying jobs, and were only able to own 13% of the land when they're 75% of the population. The weren't able to take part in the National government.
Stage 4: Recovery
All kinds of South African races protested against the apartheid laws. The African National Congress (ANC) set up marches, strikes, and protests to fight against white domination and apartheid laws. The government usually ened up reacting violently to these events.
In the 1950's the African National Congress (ANC) launched a campaign that violated apartheid laws. The government did not like this, they reacted violently killing over 60 people and injuring more than 180 people in a peaceful protest in Sharpeville.
F. W. Klerk was elected president of South Africa and removed the apartheid laws. Klerk and Mandela made a plan to change South Africa's government. This made it possible for all South African Races to be able to vote. They voted for Nelson Mandela for president.