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During The 20Th Century South Africa Underwent

Welcome to the fascinating history of South Africa!

From the earliest days of human habitation to the current multiparty democracy, South Africa has a unique and amazing history that has shaped the country as we know it today. The earliest evidence of human habitation in South Africa dates back to the Stone Age, some , years ago. Over the centuries, various tribes and nations inhabited the country, including the Khoisan, Bantu-speaking people, and European settlers. In the late th century, the British took control of the area, and it became known as the Union of South Africa. During this period, the country’s population was divided into four racial groups - white, black, coloured and Indian.

This racial segregation would remain in place until the end of apartheid in .

In , the Union of South Africa was formed, and it remained a British dominion until it gained independence in . During the th century, South Africa underwent a period of rapid industrialization and many of the country’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Union Buildings in Pretoria and the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, were constructed. In , the National Party was elected and instituted a system of racial segregation known as apartheid.

This system of racial segregation was in place for almost years and was only abolished in .

The post-apartheid period has seen South Africa become a vibrant democracy, with free and fair elections, a free press, and the right to freedom of assembly and expression. South Africa is also renowned for its arts and culture, which has been influenced by a variety of traditions, including traditional African, European, and Indian cultures. From its ancient origins to the modern day, South Africa is a country with a rich and fascinating history. We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about this amazing country.
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