Daniel F. Malan's National Party wins the elections
A law prohibits marriages between whites and non-whites.
The Population Registration Act classifies the South African population into four groups (Europeans, Bantu, Métis and Asians)
Nelson Mandela, A.N.C. leader, is sentenced to life in prison. The UN Security Council officially condemns the policy of apartheid.
The South African Catholic Church and the South African Council of Churches, on behalf of the Protestants, speak out against apartheid.
President Frederik De Klerk, elected in 1989, announces that South Africa is renouncing apartheid; the A.N.C. abandons the armed struggle. The main laws establishing the apartheid regime are abolished
Mandela is elected President of the Republic.
9 mai 1994