Civics

When did South Africa become independent?


ANSWER

26 April, 1994


SOLUTION

  • South Africa became independent from Great Britain on December 11, 1931, but the British monarch remained head of state. On May 31, 1961, the country became a republic, severing all formal ties with Great Britain. 
  • After 1961, South Africa was independent of the European powers that had colonized it, but the colonizers, in the form of the white elites that dominated politics and economics in the new country, were still in charge. The country's black majority did not participate in the 1961 referendum, and they had few rights under South Africa's racist apartheid regime. True independence for the majority of the country came only in 1994 when Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress came into power following a multiracial, multiparty election.

View Full Answer

Its FREE, you're just one step away

Create your Digital Resume For FREE on your name's sub domain "yourname.wcard.io". Register Here!


Single Correct Medium Published on 15th 09, 2020
Next Question
Questions 120418
Subjects 10
Chapters 88
Enrolled Students 75
Enroll Now For FREE

Realted Questions

Q1 Subjective Medium
What were the worries of the Constitution makers about the certain weaker sections of the country? What did they do to bring them in the mainstream of the politics?

Asked in: Civics - Constitutional Design


1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020

View Answer
Q2 Subjective Hard
What is Preamble? Explain any five major ideals enshrined in Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

Asked in: Civics - Constitutional Design


1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020

View Answer
Q3 Single Correct Medium
The first meeting of the new Constituent Assembly was conducted on _____.
  • A. 11 December 1946
  • B. 9 December 1946
  • C. 22 January 1947
  • D. 13 December 1946

Asked in: Civics - Constitutional Design


1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020

View Answer
Q4 Single Correct Medium
The expression "Territory of India" means territory which falls within.
  • A. Article $$2$$ of Constitution of India
  • B. Article $$3$$ of Constitution of India
  • C. None of the above
  • D. Article $$1(3)$$ of Constitution of India

Asked in: Civics - Constitutional Design


1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020

View Answer
Q5 Subjective Medium
Is the Constitution of India flexible or rigid?

Asked in: Civics - Constitutional Design


1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020

View Answer