Matthew Pearce waits for a train home from Bishops, a private school in Capetown, during the apartheid period. Though apartheid prohibited blacks from living in white areas, many worked in white homes.
South African police use horsewhips to disperse protesters marching on Pollsmoor Prison, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. This was one of the events that precipitated the State of Emergency in South Africa in 1985.
A man suspected of being a police informant narrowly escapes being killed when a crowd put a gasoline-filled car tire around his neck during a political funeral in the Orange Free State. This method of revenge killing became known as necklacing.
Winnie Mandela, then known to her supporters around the world as the "mother of the nation," mourns with the widows of young men killed in a township confrontation with South African police, mid-1980s.