In the early 1800's the British seized Cape Colony and it became a British possession, but people were not willing to do anything about it.
Stage 3: revolution
The Africans started complaining because The white Afrikaners put new limits on blacks in a system called apartheid. Under apartheid, all South Africans were classified and separated by race. Afrikaners said apartheid would allow each race to develop its own culture. However, apartheid was set up so that whites could keep control of South Africa.
Stage 4: recovery
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The African National Congress (ANC) was set up to fight against white domination. The ANC organized marches, strikes, and other protests.
While people were protesting things started to get violent, for example: Police opened fire on the children, killing two and wounding several others. Disturbances followed in many parts of the country, and several clashes erupted between black Africans and the police. At least 575 people, almost all black, were killed.
After the revolution many new changes were made like the government adopted a new constitution that gave South Africa's blacks full voting right. The country held its first elections open to all races in 1994. The ANC won nearly two thirds of the seats in the national assembly, and the assembly elected Nelson Mandela president.