What was Apartheid?
Apartheid was the strict segregation of racial groups lasting from 1948 to 1991.
Apartheid was established by a newly appointed government group of white men known as the National Party in 1948.
Nelson Mandela and others fought against Apartheid and finally won in 1991 when Apartheid was abolished. Even after its eradication, Apartheid still affects the people of South Africa
The Lasting Effects of Apartheid
Even though Apartheid ended about 25 years ago, there are still lasting effects of it. While the average salary for black citizens has gone up 169 percent in the last 10 years, white citizens are still making 6 times that. Poverty in black communities is still very high in South Africa. The government is trying to change that by 2030 with the help of the NDP or National Development Plan. While things in South Africa are improving, there is still a long way to go.
The FW de Klerk Foundation promotes and preserves FW de Klerk's presidential heritage by supporting the causes for which he worked during his presidency. The Foundation supports and promotes the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the rule of law through the activities of the Centre for Constitutional Rights and promotes unity in diversity by working for cordial inter-community relations and national unity.The Foundation also supports charities that care for disabled and disadvantaged children, and provides information on FW de Klerk's presidency and the factors that led to South Africa's transition to a non-racial constitutional democracy.