south african apartheid

Main

national government party comes to power

1948 - 1994

stronger racial segregation laws create apartheid.

population registration act

1950

all south africans put into racial categories white, hutu(black, african), and colored(mixed).

sharpvile masacre

1960

police open fire on demonstrators wounding 300 and killing 69

south Africa banned from the olympics

1960

south Africa banned from the olympics in order to pressure the government to create racial equality.

republic of south Africa formed

1961

south Africa declared a republic

"Home Lands"

1970

more than 3 million people forcibly removed from their homes and put into "home lands"

Soweto uprising

1976

more than 600 people killed in clashes between protestors and security forces.

revolt

1984 - 1989

township revolt, state of emergency

interim constitution

1993

agreement on interim constitution

End

1994

the end of apartheid