Daniel Halliday
May 12 · Last update 2 mo. ago.
What led to the end of apartheid?
Recently the African National Congress took their narrowest victory in a South African election since the end of apartheid, let’s take a look back and remember what led to the end of apartheid and what should the ruling ANC be taking from this dark period in history moving forward?
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International anti-apartheid movement

The international movement against apartheid in South Africa included sanctions and a protest movement for change around the world and ultimately turned opinion against apartheid and helped lead the country to reform. Nelson Mandela himself has stated how much of an effect this international support had on the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and has personally thanked American activists such as Ron Dellums. It was such a controversial subject that when Congress approved The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act in 1986 President Ronald Reagan’s vetoed the law, only to have his veto overrode by Congress days later, which subsequently influenced Europe and Japan to take similar action. This pressure ultimately led to President F. W. De Klerk making an effort to meet the conditions in the Anti-Apartheid Act in the early 90s and beginning the transition to end apartheid.

voanews.com/usa/us-anti-apartheid-movement-helped-bring-change-south-africa

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Mandela and the ANC

Nelson Mandela joined the ANC in 1943 after moving to Johannesburg to work at a law firm, through leading a civil protest movement and repeatedly protesting apartheid Mandela was arrested many times for various charges until he was arrested in 1956 for “high treason”. Following this charge Mandela joined the banned South African Communist Party in 1961 and founded a military branch attempting to acquire weapons from China to violently overthrow the National Party’s apartheid government. Mandela spent 27 years jailed as political and civil pressure grew in the country. Fears of a racial civil war led President Fredrik Willem de Klerk to release Mandela from prison in 1990, as the two then started a campaign to end apartheid which directly led to Mandela becoming the country’s first black president, in the country’s first multiracial general election in 1994.

reconciliationsofnations.com/2018/10/09/nelson-mandela-south-african-apartheid

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