apartheid - Stolten's African Studies Resources


apartheid - Stolten's African Studies Resources

From apartheid to democracy timeline I


1983 White voters adopt new constitution. United Democratic

Front (UDF) formed in protest.

1984 Three-chamber parliament gives franchise to Indians

and Coloureds, but excludes Africans. Widespread stay-athome

actions and election boycott.

1985 ANC holds mobilizing Kabwe-Conference and adopts

revolutionary strategy (June). Black mass resistance. The

national union organization COSATU is formed.

1985 State President P.W. Botha offers Nelson Mandela

conditional release from prison, if he renounces violence.

1985, July, Botha announces a state of emergency covering

36 magisterial districts.

From apartheid to reconciliation

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