1- Multi-racial teams were not permitted to represent South Africa in international sports competitions until September of 1976.
2- Jews in South Africa contributed proportionally more men to the war effort in World War Two than any other sector of the population.
3- South Africa's repressive racial policies finally came to an end with the election of Nelson Mandela as President.
4- Violent demonstrations and murders were widespread in South Africa as it moved toward democratic elections in 1994.
5- Not one of South Africa's many languages is spoken by a majority of the population.
6- Nelson Mandela spent his life fighting for justice against the apartheid system of South Africa.
7- After years of political unrest, and repression of the majority, the new government has succeeded in establishing a certain stability in South Africa.
8- The most dramatic announcement in modern South African history was made on February 2, 1990.
9- Nelson Mandela never swerved in his determination to build a just society in South Africa.
10- The discovery of diamonds and gold in South Africa in the late 1800s helped to spur wealth and immigration.
11- South Africa's unspoiled beauty, and natural landscape attract many tourists.
12- Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in jail before finally being released, and subsequently elected as President of South Africa.
13- After suffering injustices and insults by racists, Mahatma Gandhi launched a movement for equal rights in South Africa.
14- Politicians in South Africa are elected by proportional representation.
15- South African gold deposits have provided the capital which enables the country to import goods it does not produce.
16- President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher both refused to impose sanctions against South Africa despite repeated calls to do so.
17- Black music in South Africa is generally based on traditional African themes.
18- There is a South African proverb which holds that plenty sits still, but hunger is a wanderer.
19- Scientific research in South Africa is funded jointly by government and business.
20- South African activist Steven Biko was tortured to death by the police while in jail.
21- South Africa has the world's largest known reserves of gold, platinum, and chromium.
22- The African nation of Namibia's charms are well known in neighboring South Africa, but outsiders have only recently discovered its beautiful deserts, and fantastic beaches.
23- Steven Biko's intellect, courage and devotion to the black cause in South Africa were recognized even by his enemies.
24- The African nation of Namibia's charms are well known in neighboring South Africa, but outsiders have only recently discovered its beautiful deserts, and fantastic beaches.
25- In March of 1960, almost 70 people were killed, and more than 180 wounded when police fired on a peaceful black demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa.
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