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Image copyright                  MARCO LONGARI Image caption                                      The ANC has won more than 60% of the vote at every election since the end of apartheid                                South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) has gained its lowest share of the vote since apartheid ended in 1994 – the BBC's Milton Nkosi looks at four things the poll has shown. The Democratic Alliance has bro

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) suffers its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in

Winnie Mandela - First Black Social Worker in South Africa; Anti-apartheid advocate; Former Leader of the African National Congress, Women's League, Member of the ANC's National Executive Committee; Ex-wife of former South African president

Winnie Mandela - First Black Social Worker in South Africa; Former Leader of the African National Congress, Women's League, Member of the ANC's National Executive Committee; Ex-wife of former South African president

Charlotte Manye was 17 when the African Choir arrived in London .Later she received a scholarship at Wilberforce U. in Ohio, where she became the first South African woman to earn a PhD in humanities, and married Dr. Marshall Maxeke. She helped found the Bantu Women’s League, educated thousands of young Africans, and was a key member of the African National Congress who wrote much of their early literature, and a passionate, lifelong advocate for African liberty and women's rights.

Charlotte Manye was 17 when the African Choir arrived in London .Later she received a scholarship at Wilberforce U. in Ohio, where she became the first South African woman to earn a PhD in humanities, and married Dr. Marshall Maxeke. She helped found the Bantu Women’s League, educated thousands of young Africans, and was a key member of the African National Congress who wrote much of their early literature, and a passionate, lifelong advocate for African liberty and women's rights.

Zimbabwean-born, South African leader & activist Chief Albert Lutuli who served as president of South Africa’s African National Congress party from 1952-1967 & in 1960 became Africa’s first ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. On July 21st, 1967, Lutuli was killed as he was struck by train whilst crossing railway tracks- an explanation for his death that many believe to be false.

Zimbabwean-born, South African leader & activist Chief Albert Lutuli who served as president of South Africa’s African National Congress party from 1952-1967 & in 1960 became Africa’s first ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. On July 21st, 1967, Lutuli was killed as he was struck by train whilst crossing railway tracks- an explanation for his death that many believe to be false.

soweto_1976                      Hector Pieterson (1964 – June 16, 1976) became the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising in apartheid South Africa when a news photograph by Sam Mzima of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student, was published around the world. He was killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students.

South African police fire on protestors while wounded Hector Pieterson is being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo in Soweto, City of Johannesburg, South Africa; near Phefeni High School June 1976

Recently freed anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, center, surrounded by his bodyguards, addresses a mass rally to commemorate the creation of ANC 75 years ago in this conservative South African town.

Recently freed anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, center, surrounded by his bodyguards, addresses a mass rally to commemorate the creation of ANC 75 years ago in this conservative South African town.

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation betwe

South African writer Solomon Plaatjie. He wrote the South African national anthem 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika'. (God protect Afrika / God bless Afrika)

He wrote the South African national anthem 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika'.

Congress of South African Trade Unions | The ANC Archives

Offset litho, issued by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Archived as SAHA collection

Ruth First (4 May 1925 – 17 August 1982) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she worked in exile from South Africa.

Gauteng born, Ruth First May 1925 – 17 August She was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she worked in exile from South Africa.

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