The National Party a political party gained control of South African in 1948. The people who made up The National Party were called Afrikaners (white Africans) were original Dutch settlers. The Afrikaners put new limits on blacks and other color races in a system called apartheid.
Stage 3: Revolution
The main condition was the nonwhites couldn't live or work in certain places, marriage between races were illegal, and weren't involved with the government.
Stage 4: Recovery
The African National Congress was a organization set up to help fight against the white domination. In the 1950s its campaign launched and the members of the African National Congress openly violated the apartheid laws.
When the government heard this they didn't like that and used violent to stop them. The police shot and killed 69 people in Sharpeville in 1960. One of the leaders of the African National Congress was arrested and send to prison for 25 years, the man's named was Nelson Mandela. The government continue to pressed the protests and boycotting.
The South African economy was hurt from the foreign boycotts. In 19989 F.W Klerk was the new president of South Africa and took away the apartheid laws. Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. The first all-elections in South Africa happened in 1994. Nelson Mandela was the new president in 1994 and called the people to heal the wounds of the past. .