South Africa was a messed up Country. It has a history of Apartheid, which was when white people ran everything and blacks had no rights although nearly 80% of the population were and are black. South Africa has many different racial groups. There are whites, Indians and racially mixed groups. During Apartheid all these racial groups were treated differently and encouraged to stay separate. People considered of mixed race were treated differently from people considered one race. Perhaps it is a legacy of Apartheid that people still care whether you are mixed or unmixed in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela was from here and he was a huge freedom fighter. He was in jail and even from jail he was instrumental in the change of Apartheidin South Africa. Jail didn't break him. He was tremendously strong. South Africa is ethnically diverse, with the largest Caucasian, Indian, and racially mixed communities in Africa. Although 79.6% of the South African population is Black, this category is neither culturally nor linguistically homogenous, as they speak a number of different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status. Midyear 2007, the South African population was estimated at 47.9 million