Question: How did apartheid end? (scroll down for answer)




Answer: Sympathizing with protests in South African, the world rallied against apartheid. A bishop named Desmond Tutu helped bring attention to the predicament, and gained support against it. Countries leveled sanctions (economic punishments), and trade embargos on South Africa. In 1990 F.W. de Klerk, the new President of South Africa, released Mandela. Soon after apartheid ended. When all races were allowed to vote in 1994, the African National Congress gained control of the Parliament, and Mandela became President. In 1997, a new democratic constitution was put into effect for the Republic of South Africa.

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