1. Ultimately, many different things that happened, including the abrupt end of the Cold War in 1991, marked the end of apartheid law in South Africa.
2. President F.W. de Klerk released Nelson Mandela from prison on February 11, 1990. The black Africans were very happy with this, because they knew Nelson Mandela could lead the back to freedom.
3. The South African apartheid referendum was a whites-only referendum that decided whether the whites supported the decision to end apartheid forever. Sixty-Six Percent of the whites voted to end apartheid. This officially ended the apartheid of South Africa.
4. President F.W. de Klerk also announced that democratic, multi-racial elections were allowed in South Africa. This led to the African National Congress choosing Nelson Mandela as its candidate for president of South Africa. On April 27, 1994 Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president of South Africa. This was the spiritual ending of apartheid for black South Africans.
5. While Nelson Mandela was in office, South Africa was the host of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The team, called the Springboks, was a team that was hated by the black Africans because of their signature colors of the old apartheid flag. Eventually, the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup behind captain Francois Pienaar. This was another "reunification" of South Africa achieved under Nelson Mandela.
6. The 2009 movie, "Invictus" was based on these events. Below is a movie trailer for the movie that starred Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar.
Video Citaton: Invictus Movie Trailer. Dir. Clint Eastwood. Prod. Morgan Freeman and Tim Moore. Screenplay by Anthony Peckham. Perf. Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon. Warner Brothers Pictures, 2009. Youtube/Invictus Movie Trailer. Youtube.com. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Ovkye6lac>.