|Title||THE PROCESS OF DECOLONISATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA|
The course of Social Transformation in South Africa is very significant to academically understand the contradictions of the transition from a traditional society to modern nation state, negative and positive contributions of the colonial legacies, emergence of white nationalism and black nationalism, its conflict with colonialism in terms of both internal and external struggles, the process of decolonisation from the colonial control of external powers to white minority rule and eventually to black majority rule. Generally, it is believed that the history of South Africa starts from the 15th century, when Europeans discovered this wonderful habitat but it is not correct. Actually, African history begins much earlier as proven by the anthropological discovery of one of the oldest human fossils (Taung Scull) from South Africa. However, this paper attempts to analyse the process of Social Transformation from the formation of Union of South Africa to Republic of South Africa and the end of apartheid regime.