All about South Africa By Harjun

I wrotethis blog post at home last night.

We are researching about South Africa. In South Africa there used to be a lot of racism. Black people were kicked out of Johannesburg just for being black. Nelson Mandela the ex South African president tried to protest against apartheid. For protesting he had to go to jail for 27 years. When he came out of prison he became the president of South Africa in 1994.

Some of us also learnt about the wild life in South Africa. There is Panthera Leo (African lion), Panthera Tigris (African tiger) and there is African snakes like the Black Mamba, Puff Adder and Blacksoom. We are going to swap groups over in the next lessons.

17 Responses so far »

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    Paige! said,

    I did`nt know that he was put in jail for 27 yrs in jail thats along time. We read a book called Nelson Mandela he was the worlds greatest prisioner (I think)

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    Zara said,

    I vant belive that he was in prison for 27 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3

    mya said,

    Me either Zara and Paige, 27 years in probually a quarter of your life! Great post Harjun, you must have taken a lot of time out to write this.

  4. 5

    PAIGE! said,

    Nelson Mandela is very fun to learn about when he was born and when he was in prison and then after prison including when he retired.

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      Zara said,

      I agree paige it is fun to learn about Nelson Mandela!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜€ 8) ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  5. 7

    karolina said,

    i reallu enjoyed reading this and i think you really tryed hard because you evn took your own time and wrote it at home thank you harjunpreet for taking your own time.

  6. 8

    Zara said,

    I think that you have written a really great blog post well done harjun!!!!!!!

  7. 9

    shannon said,

    Great blog most harj . I cant belive that he wa in prison for 27 years.

  8. 10

    shannon said,

    I mean blog post

  9. 11

    karolina said,

    i really loved reading it i think it is fab i think you took your time at home and wrote it and thank you for taking your time for writing it. This is a great log post i love it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. 12

    ude said,

    WOW harjun you have made a great blog post ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. 13

    karolina said,

    You have made a great blog post and i think you have tryed really hard on it because you rven wrote it at home by your self. I think you have enjoyed writing it.
    Also thank you fpr writing it i think other people are saying thank you aswell.

  12. 14

    Alyan said,

    I really liked the topic about south africa it was amazing.

  13. 15

    Alyan said,

    yes alyan i enjoyed it to:-)

  14. 16

    PAIGE! said,

    Nelson Manela was the worlds famous prisoner and the worlds famous person. He was diognosed with cancer in 2001 but was quickly treated and the cancer went. He retiredd in 1999. Did you know? that Nelson Mandela tried to stop apartied that is why he got put into prison also on his 7th birthday he was the only ever child in his family to ever goto school and for the occasion his Dad brought him his first pair of trousers. When he went to school the school didn`t except South African names so his teacher changed his name to Nelson.

    Two years later his Father died becuase his Mother could`nt look after him he was sent to a Royal Palace and had to be looked after by his gaurdian ( I forgot his name) When Nelson Mandela was in prison peope protested ( it means when you want something) to let him free. and he would never goto bed without and elder person telling him a story before the Europeons. In 1994 he let South Africans vote for the first time becuase the White people would only be able to vote.He also had 3 wives and fathered 6 children and he had 20 grandchidren I can remeber 3 of his wives
    He also became the first South African presidant.I have also found out that a problem of being presidant was the shotage of the houding for the poor. His son died in 2005 Makgatho.
    In the winter 1964 he was senteanced (put into prison) to life in prison
    Also he remained in prision at Robben Island for 18 yrs till he was moved to pollsmoor prinsion in the mainland in 1982 his Mother died and his older son was killed in a car crash but he wasn`t allowed to go to there funreals
    this is a timeline to show you what happens:
    1918 – Born in the Eastern Cape
    1956 – Charged with high treason, but charges dropped
    1962 – Arrested, convicted of sabotage, sentenced to five years in prison
    -1964 – Charged again, sentenced to life
    -1990 – Freed from prison
    -1993 – Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    -1994 – Elected first South African president
    -1999 – Steps down as leader
    -2001 – Diagnosed with prostate cancer
    -2004 – Retires from public life
    -2005 – Announces his son has died
    -2007 – Forms The Elders group
    -2010 – Appears at closing ceremony of World Cup
    By Paige

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    darshana said,

    i enjoy learning about south africa and austraillia!!!

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