From 1948 Apartheid became a law in South Africa, even though it was considered to be a violation of the International Law. Apartheid grew to be known system that discriminated against black South Africans. People like Nelson Mandela and a friend of his named Ahmed Kathrada fought hard against this discrimination (Renganathan). Around 1955 Mandela’s attention went off to the struggles of his people which involved exploitation of labor, pass laws, and the nascent Bantustent policy, and the segregation of open universities. The people of South Africa were segregated into categories depending on their race. In 1958 black people were deprived of their citizenship due to the apartheid. They were separated buses, schools, shops, and hospitals for the blacks and colored people (Otfinoski).
So with the result of that few years later Nelson Mandela was convicted for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government, encouraging black South Africans to go on strike and for illegally leaving South Africa. He was held in a solitary confinement for ninety days and could not have any access to his lawyers, so as of that later on he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. In 1964 Nelson Mandela arrived at Robben Island where he was to be imprisoned. While Mandela was in prison he was offered freedom, but only if he would stop he violent actions against South Africa’s apartheid government, but he refused it. During Nelson Mandela’s jail time he had secret talks with South Africans President, P.W. Botha, and his successor, F.W de Klerk. As a result he became