When Did South Africa Became Independent

When Did South Africa Became Independent

Brief history about South Africa Independency ;

What is Independence?

Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory.

Below are the history South Africa Independent

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain

Brief history about South Africa Independency

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South Africa was a colony of Great Britain for many years. The country became independent on December 11, 1931. However, the British monarch remained head of state. On May 31, in the year 1961, South Africa finally became a republic, cutting off all formal ties with Great Britain, and emerged as an independent nation. The colonizers i.e. the white-minority were still in charge of the power. The black majority of the country had very few rights under the racist apartheid regime of South Africa. Hence, they did not participate in the 1961 referendum. True independence for the majority of the people of the country came in 1994 when the African National Congress came into power under the guidance of Nelson Mandela. A multiracial and multiparty election was introduced on 26th April 1994, where every adult was allowed to vote. This day is considered and celebrated as the ‘freedom day’ in South Africa. Freedom Day is the independence day of South Africa, which is celebrated on 26th April. The day celebrates freedom from the white-rule and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on the same day in the year 1994. This was the first non-racial national election of South Africa where everyone of voting age of over 18 belonging to any race group were allowed to vote. Previously, under the apartheid regime, only the non-whites had limited rights to vote while the black majority of South Africans had no voting right whatsoever.