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 Apartheid Laws scrapped
Apartheid Laws scrapped

Duration: 03:35

Historic announcement from Cape Town Parliament on the end of Apartheid in 1991.

 
ANC leader Nelson Mandela commenting on non violent protest
ANC leader Nelson Mandela commenting on non violent protest

Duration: 01:49

Nelson Mandela explains why the ANC stepped up their actions against apartheid from protest meetings to strikes and other non-violent action.

 
ANC's armed struggle in South Africa
ANC's armed struggle in South Africa

Duration: 04:46

The determination of each side to claim South Africa as its own, along with an outline of the ANC's underground warfare campaign against the South African state.

 
Bantu Education Act, South Africa, 1957
Bantu Education Act, South Africa, 1957

Africans subvert the laws of South Africa by learning maths through playing games.

 
Business leaders in South Africa have concerns about Apartheid
Business leaders in South Africa have concerns about Apartheid

Duration: 03:13

British reporter gets the views of South African business leaders on political situation in the country.

 
Chief Buthelezi's concerns about power sharing in South Africa
Chief Buthelezi's concerns about power sharing in South Africa

Duration: 02:26

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Chief Buthelezi explains his concerns about the ANC taking power in South Africa.

 
Conditions in South Africa, 1957
Conditions in South Africa, 1957

Duration: 03:55

British news report from 1957 examining the inequalities of living and working conditions between black and white South Africans. It also looks at white attitudes towards the political system.

 
Forced movement of Africans
Forced movement of Africans

Duration: 02:09

Contrasting views of the movement of Africans in South Africa from existing homes to new townships.

 
Life as a maid in Apartheid South Africa
Life as a maid in Apartheid South Africa

Duration: 00:57

Christine Hadebe describes her working conditions and general treatment as a maid in a 1950s South African household.

 
Life imprisonment for Nelson Mandela
Life imprisonment for Nelson Mandela

Duration: 04:00

Report on the trial and sentencing of Nelson Mandela and several other African nationalists for conspiracy against the state of South Africa.

 
Life in the South African townships
Life in the South African townships

Conditions in the African townships are shown in graphic detail. The commentator points out the scale of the problem, both as a social problem and a political area of division.

 
Mandela becomes President of South Africa
Mandela becomes President of South Africa

Duration: 00:39

BBC News report describing the victory of Nelson Mandela and the ANC in South African elections, May 1994.

 
Nelson Mandela speaks about nonviolent methods of protest
Nelson Mandela speaks about nonviolent methods of protest

Duration: 03:25

Interview with Nelson Mandela in 1961 while in hiding from the South African government.

 
Nelson Mandela: we never felt hopeless
Nelson Mandela: we never felt hopeless

Duration: 06:07

Nelson Mandela is interviewed about his 27 years in prison and his hopes for the future shortly after being released in 1990.

 
Nelson Mandela’s trial
Nelson Mandela’s trial

A report from 2003 on the 1964 trial and sentencing of Nelson Mandela and several other African nationalists for conspiracy against the state of South Africa.

 
Power sharing in South Africa
Power sharing in South Africa

Duration: 02:11

Nelson Mandela explains why he took a cautious approach to power even though he had the support of the majority of the population.

 
Protest against Apartheid in Johannesburg, 1952
Protest against Apartheid in Johannesburg, 1952

Duration: 02:05

A British news report describes a well organised and well attended protest meeting, successfully carried out despite official harassment and obstruction.

 
Remembering Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom
Remembering Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom

Duration: 04:25

Nelson Mandela walked free from prison on 11 February 1990.

 
South Africa leaves the Commonwealth
South Africa leaves the Commonwealth

Duration: 01:46

A range of South Africans express their reaction to the decision of South Africa to leave the Commonwealth.

 
South Africa’s first democratic elections
South Africa’s first democratic elections

A 1994 BBC news report on the first democratic elections in the history of South Africa.

 
South Africa’s Pass Laws
South Africa’s Pass Laws

Duration: 02:14

The passbook was a powerful and effective way of controlling the African population. Its impact on Africans is described here.

 
South African baby - black or white?
South African baby - black or white?

Duration: 02:28

An abandoned baby causes problems for South African bureaucracy.

 
South African elections
South African elections

Duration: 12:48

In 1994, South Africa held the first democratic elections open to the entire population.

 
South African views on Apartheid
South African views on Apartheid

Duration: 02:10

An attempt by South African Prime Minister Dr Henrik Verwoerd to explain the nature of Apartheid and clear up what he believes to be misunderstandings in perceptions of the term.

 
Soweto celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday
Soweto celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday

Duration: 02:21

Events held in Soweto, South Africa, as Nelson Mandela celebrates his 90th birthday in 2008.

 
Soweto, 1976
Soweto, 1976

Duration: 02:23

South African students protest about the plan to educate them in Afrikaans rather than English.

 
Steve Biko on African Nationalism in the 1970s
Steve Biko on African Nationalism in the 1970s

Duration: 02:05

African Nationalist leader Steve Biko explains why African political protest will not subside despite formidable government powers ranged against people like him.

 
Violence in Soweto (audio)
Violence in Soweto (audio)

Duration: 03:035

A vivid eye-witness report on the violence in Soweto in June 1976.

 

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