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Breaking Apartheid by 11 year old Mouhammad Sarr
Local & National News | February 04, 2020
Pleasant View School's 11 year old Mouhammad Sarr shares his school video project with us as part of Black History Month coverage

The Video Project Created by Mouhammad Sarr

1948-1994  A dark time for South Africa, for it was a time of racial discrimination.  This is the video feature created by Mouhammad Sarr who is a 6th grader at Pleasant View School in Ms. Nisreen class.

This is the Script Mouhammad Sarr used to Produce his Video

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Segregation became the law and different races were separated

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Meanwhile, the Anti-Apartheid movement was born to combat the unfair laws of Apartheid.

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He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom of giving all the schoolchildren “Christian” names.

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But one day, a new light would come and break the chains of Apartheid and that day would come soon.

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Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, on 18 July 1918. His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela who was principal counselor to the Acting King of the Thembu people.

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He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom of giving all the school children “Christian” names.

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He completed his Junior Certificate at Clarkebury Boarding Institute and went on to Healdtown.  Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in a student protest.

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Meanwhile, Mandela began studying for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand. By his own admission he was a poor student and left the university in 1952 without graduating, he had only started studying again through the University of London after his imprisonment in 1962 but didn’t complete that degree either.

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Going back to 1952 Nelson Mandela was chosen as the National Volunteer-in-Chief of the Defiance Campaign with Maulvi Cachalia as his deputy. It was a joint program between the African National Congress and the South African Indian Congress. Mandela and 19 others were charged under the Suppression of Communism Act, an act to declare the Communist Party of South Africa to be an unlawful organization. Following that for their part in the campaign and sentenced to nine months of hard labour, suspended for two years.

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The National Party was the governing political party of the time. After their white-only government established segregation that privileged whites.  Both the ANC, and the Republic of South Africa committed themselves to overthrowing the National Party. Nelson Mandela was appointed President of the ANC's Transvaal branch, rising to prominence for his involvement in the 1952 Defiance Campaign,a campaign presented by the African National Congress at a conference held in Bloemfontein and the 1955 Congress of the People, a gathering organised by the National Action Council, a multi-racial organization.

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In 1961, Mandela was convicted for inciting people to strike and leaving the country without a passport and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. However, Mandela was shortly thereafter sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage in what was known as the "Rivonia Trial, by Justice Dr. Quartus De Wet, instead of a possible death sentence.

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In 1982 while in prison Mandela and the South African Government had the first meeting that was driven by the National Intelligence Service,  a chief intelligence agency of South Korea, under the leadership of Niel Bernard and his deputy Director General, Mike Louw. These meetings were secret and they    were designed to develop an understanding about whether there were sufficient common grounds for future peace talks.

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Mandela immersed himself in official talks to end white minority rule and in 1991 was elected ANC President to replace his ailing friend, Oliver Tambo. Include more on his legacy - what did he do as president, what did he do after? How did it change things?  What did him changing things/ending apartheid in S Africa do for the the rest of the world? Many movements look to this one as inspiration and an example that it can be done. 

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The next meetings between Mandela and the National Party government came while P. W. Botha was the State President. In November 1985.Over the next four years, a series of tentative meetings took place, laying the groundwork for further contact and future negotiations, but little real progress was made, and the meetings remained secret until several years later.

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South African President, P.W. Botha resigned after it became clear that he had lost the faith of the ruling National Party (NP) for his failure to bring order to the country. His successor, F W de Klerk, in a move that surprised the people,announced in his opening address to Parliament in February 1990 that he would unban the ANC and other parties  fighting for equality, allowing freedom of the press, and releasing political prisoners. The country waited in anticipation for the release of Nelson Mandela who walked out of prison after 27 years Marked that Apartheid was coming to an end.

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South African President, P.W. Botha resigned after it became clear that he had lost the faith of the ruling National Party (NP) for his failure to bring order to the country. His successor, F W de Klerk, in a move that surprised the people,announced in his opening address to Parliament in February 1990 that he would unban the ANC and other parties  fighting for equality, allowing freedom of the press, and releasing political prisoners. The country waited in anticipation for the release of Nelson Mandela who walked out of prison after 27 years Marked that Apartheid was coming to an end.

Mandela showed us and the world that if somebody needs to change something wrong, you can be that person.  One of the initial negotiations The Pretoria Minute was between the South African Government and the ANc occurred on 6 August 1990 the South African government and the African National Congress extended a general agreement to include several new points.  Apartheid, a system of racial laws brought upon the country of South Africa, which brought inequality to the nation since 1948. Through several negotiations between the National Party, the South African government, MAndela and the ANC. Through people fighting for equality and non-racial barriers being sentenced to jail, Through decade, after decade, and after decades on the 27th of May, 1994 the barrier of Apartheid was broken.  Mandela, a beacon of hope to the people of South Africa helped the nation, the first black president of South Africa, the breaker of Apartheid was laid to rest on December 5th, 2013 at the age of 95.  Even though Mandela was in jail he never let that break him, he kept fighting to end Aparteid.  While it was looking like all the negotiations weren't donig anything, piece by piece they were creating something big

11 year old Mouhammad Sarr

Pleasant View School's 11 year old Mouhammad Sarr shares his school video project with us as part of Black History Month coverage

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