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To begin with, I would like give a definition of this notion. The notion Seats and forms of power talking about « Power » who is the ability to control others, events, or resources and the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. To address this notion, I will talk about South Africa and the apartheid. We can ask ourselves, how did the regime of segregation has changed for a democracy in South Africa?

First, I will talk especially about Apartheid. After we will see who were opposed to apartheid. And to conclude we will see how the democracy is installed.

Apartheid emerged after the British arrived and took power in 1815 when the extremists won the elections. It led to a brutally codified segregation between no-whites people and Whites who took advantage of the former. A demonstration in Sharpeville where people protested against passbooks and for an increase of their incomes, turned into a slaughter. Indeed, sixty-nine (69) black persons were killed so that Sharpeville became a symbol of the unfair white power.

To oppose the poor conditions of life during apartheid, the non-white met under the banner of the African national congress (or anc) which was led by Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years because he was found guilty of conspiracy and sabotage to overthrow the government of South Africa. He was released by the president at the time after strong international pressure the 11 February 1990 while at the same time that the anti-apartheid movement was legalizing.

The release of Nelson Mandela marks the end of apartheid with the resignation of the then president. Elsewhere Mandela is elected by a majority, while only the Afrikaneers oppose his election. This election makes South Africa a full democracy. However, South Africa has a long way to go in order to recover because the tensions between whites and non-whites are still there.

to conclude, apartheid can be said to have disappeared thanks to the numerous opposition to this regime, but above all because of the international pressure on that country. The Mandela elections mark the turning point of this country however the crime rate of this country remains higher than most other countries which may indicate that apartheid to leave marks.


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