What Year Did Apartheid End?

Frederik de Klerk, the South African Prime Minister who replaced long time apartheid defender P.W. Botha, appealed apartheid laws in 1991. The dramatic change created considerable dissent on the part of white, conservative Africaans and a referendum was held on de Klerk’s government in 1992. With eighty-five percent turnout, de Klerk’s policies received support of seventy percent of the voters — this show of public opinion secured permanent repeal of of Apartheid.