British band - Simple Minds perform their famous song, 'Mandela Day' to a packed Wembley Stadium as part of a Nelson Mandela Freedom Concert in 1990. Mandela himself was at this concert after being released from a South African prison earlier in the year, having been imprisoned for 27 years.
Students could research the background to apartheid and outline events and polices in South Africa from the end of World War Two. They could then explore how and why Nelson Mandela became such an important figure in the struggle against apartheid. Pupils could evaluate a wide range of evidence about international campaigns against apartheid and the campaign to free Nelson Mandela and also consider differing interpretations as to why apartheid ended.