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South-Africa was settled by Dutch spaking whites the boers in the seventeenth century Later they were followed by the British who they several times fought against to keep the power In 1948 the white people felt that the bladks threatened their position so the national party that has formed all the governments since then introduced the policy of apartheid Apartheid is a term that originally is Dutch and means separation The system was in practice used to retain the white minoritys economical political and cultural supremacy There came new laws that devided the population into white black coloured and Asian groups the foundation of apartheid was already made when the first European settlers came to South-Africa and since then the suppressed have been fighting to abolish it Maybe the most famous opponent of the apartheid regime throughout the years have been Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela He went to college to study law in1938 but already two years later he was expelled because he participated in a student strike Luckily Mandela got a job at daytime so he could study in the evenings and in 1942 he received his university degree Mandela has been politically involved since he was a teenager nad already as a twentysix year old he started his political career in the African National congress - ANC Black people established the African National Congress in 1912 to fight against apartheid and for civil disobedience Nelson early became one of the most important leaders in the party because ofhis strong opposition against aparheid Mandela was jailed for the first time in 1952 for having arrranged a peaceful civil rights campaign This demonstration did no change any of the apartheid laws but the work wasnt useless When some got arrested others came to take the arresteds place the number of members in ANC rose from 10000 to 100000 The racial discrimination created a special concord among all the people that was called non-white The campaign got
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