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Nelson Mandela Biography

Becoming actively involved with the antiapartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance from the South African authorities and its racist policies. In 2009, Mandela’s birthday (July 18) was declared “Mandela Day” to promote ...

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Reeva Steenkamp Biography

Produced in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 19, 1983, Reeva Steenkamp started modeling when she was in her teens. Steenkamp was shot and killed on February 14, 2013, at the Pretoria, South Africa house of her boyfriend, paralympic and Olympic sportsman Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius afterwards confessed to unintentionally shooting ...

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Winnie Mandela Biography

She was reelected to Parliament in 1999, but stepped down in 2003, under a new fiscal scandal. South Africa was below the system called apartheid, where citizens of native African ancestry were subjected to some severe caste system in which European descendants loved substantially higher rates of wealth, wellbeing and social ...

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