Apartheid in South Africa ended with its democratic elections from April 27 and 28 in 1994. The elections were the culmination of 5 years of negotiations and protests, and they were also the result of many years of international pressure.
The 1960s campaign to divest from South African apartheid was realized in the 1980s when the United States placed economic sanctions against the country. The international community also divested from South Africa on a large scale. This led to lifting the ban against the African National Congress and releasing the political prisoner Nelson Mandela in 1990. By late 1991, the Convention for a Democratic South Africa met to create a new constitution, but violent clashes delayed the establishment of a new democracy for a few more years.