anti-apartheid, adjective

Origin:
EnglishShow more English prefix anti- against + apartheid.
Of or pertaining to (organized groups working in) opposition to institutionalized apartheid; against apartheid.
1963 K. Mackenzie Dragon to Kill 129He now took little active interest in politics except to give this annual Christmas party to which anyone concerned in the anti-apartheid struggle was welcome.
1965 G. Short Trevor Goddard Story 75The first move in the anti-apartheid campaign was made well before the Springboks arrived.
1970 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. I. 461It is necessary, at the outset, to exclude from anti-apartheid movements the legitimate political opposition parties in South Africa, such as the United Party.
[1970 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. I. 462One of the many organisations based in London and operating against the South African authorities is the Anti-Apartheid Movement (A.A.M.) so called, which was formed in 1960 for the specific purpose of opposing apartheid in South Africa.]
1977 N. Gordimer in Quarry ’77 81My novels are anti-apartheid, not because of my personal abhorrence of apartheid, but because the society that is the very stuff of my work reveals itself.
1987 Cape Times 11 Apr. 2Anti-apartheid campaigners have launched a ‘spring offensive’ against companies with links with South Africa.
1987 New Nation 1 Oct. 4Attended by over 1 000 delegates — twice as many as the organisers expected — it was the largest convention of anti-apartheid whites ever staged in the country.
1993 H. Tyson Editors under Fire 11The first waves were designed to alienate our Afrikaans readers, many of whom were still anti-apartheid in their political views.
Of or pertaining to (organized groups working in) opposition to institutionalized apartheid; against apartheid.
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Hence anti-apartheid noun; anti-apartheider noun.
1972 E. Prov. Herald 9 Oct. 2New management revival for US anti-apartheiders.
1990 D. Beckett in Frontline Sept. 30Joe comes from an environment where anti-apartheid was a holy cause.
1990 D. Beckett in Frontline Sept. 30He’s moved into a whole new realm — beyond anti-apartheid, or post post-apartheid.

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