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Question: I need a bit of help with a few things about Nelson Mandela!?
So we covered them briefly in class, but my teacher is not great so I don't understand!.!. Help please!?
1) Freedom Fighter or Criminal!?
2) Analysis of the media accounts of his role in ending Apartheid
3) Impact of external pressures eg!. UN & Sport
4) Nelson Mandela the politician
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Nelson Mandela is the leading figure in the anti-apartheid movement!. He joined the ANC in 1942 and formed the ANC Youth League in 1944!. Mandela directed a campaign of defiance against the South African government and its racial policies!. This campaign was executed through mass civil disobedience instead of violence!. As a result of leading this campaign as well as others similar to it, the ANC was outlawed and Mandela was banned, arrested and imprisoned!. In 1964, he was sentenced to life imprisonment!.

During the early fifties Mandela played an important part in leading the resistance to the Western Areas removals and to the introduction of Bantu Education!. He also played a significant role in popularising the Freedom Charter, adopted by the Congress of the People in 1955!.

In the late fifties, Mandela s attention turned to the struggles against the exploitation of labour, the pass laws, the nascent Bantustan policy, and the segregation of the open universities!. Mandela arrived at the conclusion very early on that the Bantustan policy was a political swindle and an economic absurdity!.

F!.W!. de Klerk became the president of South Africa in 1989!. Instead of supporting apartheid, which was expected, he proclaimed "white domination will have to disappear!. Otherwise there will never be peace in South Africa!."

Released on 11 February 1990, Mandela plunged wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier!. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after being banned for decades, Nelson Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson!.


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