"In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights."(Desmond Tutu) Imagine living in a world where people are treated horrendously just because of their skin color. Apartheid in South Africa began in 1948 and was a system of racial segregation that separated whites from blacks, which began when the Afrikaner National Party took control of South Africa. There had been pre-existing division between white and nonwhite Africans in South Africa for many years before Apartheid began. Since there was division between races, it led to political corruption and economic misery. These concepts were major issues in South Africa that depicted numerous conflicts between both sides. .
Due to economic misery, several acts were passed to separate whites from nonwhites, and Apartheid had become the law. After many decades, Apartheid ended in the year 1991 and South Africans gained their independence. Nelson Mandela was the reason for the end of Apartheid in South Africa because he negotiated the freedom of all Africans. The start of Apartheid in 1948 was a turning point in South African history that not only led to discrimination, political corruption, and economic misery, but was also an outright crime against humanity. .
Discrimination was a major issue that took place during the decades of Apartheid in South Africa. Racial segregation began many years before Apartheid took place. There were many laws that had been passed which separated whites from nonwhites decades before Apartheid started. The word Apartheid began to be used by Africans in the 1930's which was more than a decade before Apartheid had actually begun. World War II and the Great Depression were a major reason for the start of Apartheid. Due to all the misery and pain that WWII and the Great Depression caused, Africa was worse than ever.