I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Over the coming decades, the plight of black South Africans will worsen. Although they are the majority in their country, they have no say in government because they cannot vote in national elections.
How can they be masters of their fate when they are not even allowed to live where they wish?
When people were crowded into sub-standard housing, in the Johannesburg area of Sowetto (standing for "South Western Townships"), racial tensions began to flare. Nelson Mandela, a lawyer and anti-apartheid leader, also had a home in Sowetto. He would rise to become the leader of his nation - South Africa - but it would take years before that happened. Image of Sowetto homes by Matt-80, online via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY-2.0
Original Release Date: December, 2009
Updated December 5, 2013
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