There were many steps that finally concluded the system of the apartheid in South Africa. In 1948 in South Africa an all white party came into power; creating apartheid. The apartheid meant that the blacks were set apart from the whites. The blacks were stripped of their basic rights; being unable to travel, marry outside their own race, or have a say in where they lived. This continued on for 30 years until Prime Minister P.W. Botha introduced kinder rules; such as black people being allowed to marry outside their own race and less segregation on some places. In 1964, Nelson Mandela (leader of the African National Congress) was sent to prison . He then went on to become inspire a resistance and revolution. Nelson Mandela was ultimately released from prison in 1991 and was voted into power during the 1994 all race election. Thus ending the apartheid.