What is an Apartheid? An apartheid is a separation from the blacks,whites ,indians and coloured skinned people. The Apartheid meant that black people couldn’t marry white people.Black people couldn’t have kids with white people.White people had separate public transport,parkbenches,toilets,pools,beaches,streets .etc.Black people protested about the apartheid and these protests caused war.The South Africa apatheid went from 1948-1994.In South Africa black people make up 70% of the country while whites only make up 20% of South Africa!
Who is Nelson Mandela? Nelson Mandela was the Apartheids biggest protester .He was born on the 18th of July 1918 in South Africa.He got sent to prison on Robben Island on the 5th of August 1962 because of protesting the apartheid after he had been living on the run for 17 months.Nelsonmandela was released from prison on the 22nd of February 1990.Four years after he was released from prison he became the first black president of South Africa.He was the president until 1999.In 1957 he got married to Evelyn NtokaMase their marriage lasted 13 years.He got married for the second time to WinnieMadikizelaMandela.They had 2 daughters Zenani and Zindziswa.Nelson and Winnie broke up in 1992.Nelson Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001.
1981 Springbok Tour
The 1981 Springbok Tour In August 1981 for 56 days the Springboks had a rugby tour of New Zealand.There were protests about the South African Rugby team coming to New Zealand because people thought that if we let them come here it meant that we were supporting the Apartheid in South Africa.The first test of the tour was in Dunedin the protests got so bad that they had to put barb wire around the pitch.The second game was cancelled.In the third test there was a plane that was dropping flour bombs,flares and rocks onto the field. There were at least 10,000 people protesting at each game.Overall about 150,000 people were involved in the protests!