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Nelson Mandela and his New NationFrom 1900 to 1901 the British Army conquered Dutch settlers known as Boers in the Boer War and South Africa became a of the whites in South Africa are Boers In 1948 the National Party started apartheid which meant only British colony The Boers beca the main voting support for the dominant National Party over 50 of the whites could vote and that blacks had to live in segregated poorer areas than whites and had restricted movement and employment rights In 1947 a political party was formed cald the African National Congress a black party dedicated to ending apartheid by peaceful means1 Soon after Nelson Mandela joined the ANC The ANC wanted to end apartheid by civil disobedience general strike and public demonstrations The Boerovernment banned the ANC and in 1961 Mandela began advocating violence in his mind he had no other choice He was imprisoned shortly after this and in 1990 National Party president W deKlerk bowed to international pressure against apartheid a released Mandela In 1994 Mandela was elected president of South Africa in the first fully democratic election in South African history2This may not be as happy a story as it seems Mandela faces three major obstacles in his quest to create an egalitarian society Mandela has achieved full enfranchisement but he may find it more difficult to guarantee full civil rights across the bod In addition Mandela will have great difficulty in achieving economic equality It will be difficult for him to re-distribute wealth without compromising the rights of the richer white class3 He also faces long-term factors such as the time and mey needed to educate the poor so they can obtain the economic equality they need4 The issue of violence is another obstacle that Mandela will find difficult to overcome The radical element of the Boers may create an uprising if their privileged econic and social positions are jeopardized The Zulus South Africas
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