Large deposits of gold discovered in the 1880s caused an influx of European immigration. Boers kept all political power in the hands of whites, this policy called “apartheid” ended in the 1990s with the election of Nelson Mandela. Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages are recognized as official, and where community leaders include rabbis and chieftains.
Luminous Mysteries: Intentions for South Africa
1. That South Africans may continue to grow in harmony and peace
2. That the nation remember the sacrifices of Mandela and the freedom fighters
3. That authorities control marijuana and the trading of illicit drugs.
4. That the nation may ably care for the 1.6 million AIDS sufferers.
5. That government and industry may increase job opportunities