|Ending Of Apartheid In South A
There were many factors which contributed to the ending of apartheid. After years of segregation and oppression of blacks, many different chronological events put together led to an eventual reform in South Africa of equality and democracy for everybody.
However, the factor which I think played the most important part in the ending of apartheid was releasing ANC leader Nelson Mandela in 1990. Not only did it symbolise a fresh start for the country, but also a new found uniformity of its people.
At the time, this move by the government was quite unexpected, but in retrospect, an inevitability. The prime minister of South Africa in 1989 was PW. Botha, however after having a stroke, and being forced into bitter resignation, was replaced by FW de Klerk. De Klerk was commonly thought to be conservative and agree with segregation but his first speech announced plans to legalise the ANC, PAC and SACP and also that political prisoners would be release...