BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 26th May, 1948, in South Africa, the outcome of the general election in favor of the black politicians and the entire black community finally made a turning point in the nation’s political and social history. The party that had led the South African Government since it...BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 26th May, 1948, in South Africa, the outcome of the general election in favor of the black politicians and the entire black community finally made a turning point…
Ntsiki Biko, widow of South African political detainee Steve Biko, who died while in police custody on 12 September 1977, defiantly gives the Black Power salute with their children Samora (left) aged two, and Nkosinathi aged six, in front of their home at King William's Town, South Africa, shortly after hearing of his death. 'Steve may be dead, but his struggle will continue', she said.
Democracy - the main ingredient is derision (2016) by Lawrence Lemaoana. The continuing discontent with politics in South Africa is directly reflected in Johannesburg born Lemaoana's works. A former professional rugby star, "the works are a commentary on contemporary South African politics", he explains, adding it is "the failed vision on what democracy is to different denominations of our society".'
Albert Luthuli Chief Albert Luthuli was the president of the African National Congress from 1953-1967. He was the first African recipient of the Nobel Peace prize for his outstanding contribution in South African and African politics.
The Boer War (1899-1902): The British controlled most of southern African what they didn't control was controlled by the Boers---Dutch descendants of early African colonists---after finding major mineral deposits on Boer land, the British invading resulting in the Boer Wars. The British took the Boer territories and created the White controlled political system that would dominate South Africa for more than 100 years.
Stephen Bantu Biko -Because of his high profile, news of Biko's death spread quickly, opening many eyes around the world to the brutality of the apartheid regime. His funeral was attended by over 10,000 people, including numerous ambassadors and other diplomats from the United States and Western Europe. Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid."