March 18 1992 – A Referendum to End Apartheid in South Africa Passes

March 18 1992 – A Referendum to End Apartheid in South Africa PassesRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons More than four decades after the institution of nationwide segregation, the white minority in South Africa voted to end racial discrimination against blacks on March 18, 1992. The vote, in which those in favor of abolishing apartheid outnumbered those opposed by more than two to one, signalled a historic shift in the nation at the southern tip of the continent. From the arrival of Dutch colonists in the middle 1640s, the slow creep of Europeans into South Africa represented a sea change for the native cultures of the region. By the […]