The era of apartheid in South Africa is infamous for its utter genocidal dehumanization, deportation, impoverishment and all-around discrimination against a native population by Afrikaners. Apartheid lasted for over 40 years with the support of the United States and other world powers
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Nelson Mandela was a huge historical and influential figure in Africa. He was a major figure in the ending of Apartheid. He started out with violent protest. This landed him in jail. After he spent 27 years in false imprisonment, he helped the last white South African president abolish Apartheid laws and create a new and equal constitution. He then went on the be the first black president of South Africa.
Economic inequality in SA "exploded after end of apartheid" The wealth of South Africa’s top 10% of the financial elite has grown by 64% in the first 17 years after the fall of apartheid, while the the poorest 10% have seen no financial growth whatsoever. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/economic-inequality-in-sa-exploded-after-end-of-apartheid/
The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution by Robin Renwick, review: 'crisp and riveting' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11362897/The-End-of-Apartheid-Diary-of-a-Revolution-by-Robin-Renwick.html
The Other Man: FW de Klerk and the end of Apartheid A new brilliant documentary, currently being showed in the USA, poignantly tells the story of F W de Klerk, The Other Man, who brought down the apartheid regime that destroyed the lives of millions for decades. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/the-other-man-fw-de-klerk-and-the-end-of-apartheid/