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1962: The head of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela, is sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the country illegally. Two years later he is sentenced to life in prison for treason and violent conspiracy. In the following years he becomes an international symbol of resistance to apartheid.

Today: Finally released from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa in 1994. He has announced his retirement from public life.

1969: In South Africa people of color are segregated into certain areas. They are prohibited from living in white areas.

Today: In South Africa, laws are enacted to redistribute land among citizens of color.

1972: The South African economy is strong, but there is extremely high unemployment among the black population. The salary gap between white and black is about five to one.

Today: The South African economy is struggling. There is an extremely high unemployment rate...

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