History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of South Africa in just one hour.
South Africa is a nation that has been ravaged by oppression and racial inequality. After years of concentrated violence and apartheid, Nelson Mandela led the country to unite 'for the freedom of us all' as the country's first black president. South Africa: History in an Hour gives a lively account of the formation of modern South Africa, from the first contact with 17th-century European sailors, through the colonial era, the Boer Wars, apartheid, and the establishment of a tolerant democracy in the late 20th century. Here is a clear and fascinating overview of the emergence of the 'Rainbow Nation'.
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