IN THEIR OWN way, they fought hard and long to bring apartheid in South Africa to an end.
On January 8 1912, South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was created to increase the rights of the black South African population.
The organisation later changed its name to the current and more known African National Congress (ANC).
In 1994, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela became the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, four years after almost three decades in prison.
As the organisation celebrates its 100th anniversary, take a look at some of the most notable freedom fighters who helped end apartheid in South Africa.