a.The National Party government’s policy of racial segregation at all levels. Also attributive, and (punning) apart-hate, departheid.See also parallel development (parallel sense 1), separate development.
1944D.F. Malan inStar 25 Jan.To ensure the safety of the white race and of Christian civilisation by the honest maintenance of the principles of apartheid and guardianship.
1950H. GibbsTwilight in S. Afr. 35It is worth noting that the Nationalist Government is pledged to support a policy of apartheid, segregation, under which the native shall have certain areas in which to develop his own community and culture, which will be removed from the European zones.
1952B. DavidsonReport on Sn Afr. 76On the policy of apartheid — the saving of white supremacy in the face of all the facts that it could not be saved without national suicide — the Nationalist came to power.
1952G. Magwaza inDrum Aug. 11She..was faced with the signs ‘Non-Europeans Only’ and ‘Europeans Only’ on the entrance leading to the platform steps...But it all started looking like departheid when she saw a mass United Nations down the platforms, where passengers of all races rubbed shoulders.
1955E. de S. Brummer inPol. Science Quarterly Sept. 372It must be remembered that the Dutch Reformed Church furnishes strong religious support to the apartheid policy.
1960A. Hepple inH. SpottiswoodeS. Afr.: Rd Ahead 81The Nationalists claim that South Africa’s choice is between apartheid (‘separate development’) and integration, describing the former as a policy of opportunity for every man within his own race group in racially reserved areas.
1968J. Lelyveld inCole & FlahertyHouse of Bondage 8Eventually — or so the theory of apartheid, at its most preposterous, holds, the entire urban black population will melt back into tribal reserves.
1970E. Kahn inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.I. 472The word ‘apartheid’..came into common use only in 1948, though it had been used by academics and men in public life, especially in National Party circles, from the mid-thirties as a synonym, with a less pejorative tang, for segregation.
1980S. Jenkins inRand Daily Mail 19 June 9Apartheid wasn’t being dismantled but was merely undergoing some kind of transformation. This is the new apartheid, which I call neo-apartheid.
1986P.W. Botha inCape Times 1 Feb. 19We have outgrown the outdated colonial system of paternalism as well as the outdated concept of apartheid.
1986M. Tsedu inSowetan 30 Dec. 4We could swim in the same sea water..but the little shower, where there would be no contact at all, was taboo. That’s apartheid in reformist South Africa.
1987S. Afr. Digest 10 July 2The abolition of discriminatory legislation and the moves towards political power-sharing have followed the first steps that were taken to dismantle apartheid: the opening of public facilities.
1988N. Moloto inNew Nation 10 Mar. 13Hearken and hurry to the pavements of Soweto the cities of apart-hate.
1990Daily Dispatch 17 Apr. 1The government..had no intention of summarily scrapping cornerstones of apartheid like the Population Registration Act and the Group Areas Act without putting something in their place.
1990O. Musi inDrum Dec. 18From one corner one blonde matron was saying in a voice which would have done any mezzo-soprano proud..‘I don’t believe in aparthate, but..’.
1990R. MalanMy Traitor’s Heart 6A final solution for the ‘native question’..was apartheid, a gridlock of more than a hundred laws designed to keep blacks and whites forever separate and to ensure, not at all coincidentally, that blacks remained in their God-ordained place, hewers of wood and drawers of water, forever and ever.
1991G.J. Church inTime 22 July 12Apartheid was always an unworkable as well as immoral system whose breakdown was inevitable.
1991N. Mandela inTime 5 Aug. 12Apartheid may be mortally wounded but its heart has not yet stopped beating.
1978P. Lange inE. Prov. Herald 7 Mar. 1The Administrator of the Cape, Dr Munnik, is to be invited to inspect Port Elizabeth’s beaches in the light of a request to do away with beach apartheid.
1988B. Streek inCape Times 20 Jan. 2The Progressive Federal Party yesterday backed the call by the leader of the Labour Party, Mr Allan Hendrickse, for a boycott of the Dias Festival unless all beach apartheid was lifted.
1970M. TyackS. Afr.: Land of Challenge 135The Government’s idealistically motivated desire to ‘unscramble’ the South African ethnic ‘omelette’, into a constellation of nation-states for the White and the main Bantu peoples...This ‘grand design’ (popularly referred to as ‘Big Apartheid’).
1972Sunday Times 22 Oct. 16Addressing a meeting in Stellenbosch, Mr Vorster repeated that he did not know ‘what petty or big apartheid is — for me there is just apartheid and nothing else.’
1989W. Swing inSunday Times 3 Dec. 27While the main pillars of Verwoerdian grootapartheid remain, there is daily erosion which varies widely from place to place.
1968W.K. HancockSmutsII. 512The pinpricks which some people called ‘klein apartheid’..job-reservation for whites, the shutting down of artisan training for blacks, the imposition upon Cape Town of separate racial railway carriages and post office queues.
1972Sunday Times 5 Nov. 17Mr. Vorster is convinced that there is no such thing as petty or klein apartheid.
1982Rand Daily Mail 25 Feb. 11As he said in his book, ‘Credo van ’n Afrikaner’: ‘If small apartheid is completely eliminated, big apartheid becomes superfluous, stupid and unnecessary.’
2.transferred sense.Any system, policy, or action which segregates people, whether based on caste, religion, gender, class, or any other social category.
[1955Times (U.K.) 5 July 6The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Fisher, drew a parallel yesterday between the political apartheid which he has seen in South Africa, separating the nation, and ecclesiastical apartheid which prevented unity among the churches.]
1984Drum Sept. 20The innocent Ndebele tribe is being intimidated by the majority Shona tribe to welcome a one party state in Zimbabwe. It is ‘pure apartheid’ to leave a Shona in the driver’s seat and shooting [sic] an Ndebele in the back seat.
1987G. Silber inStyle Nov. 52Apartheid: System of institutionalised discrimination applied to South African citizens wishing to visit Australia.
1989Cape Times 10 July 6Religious fundamentalism and ‘ecclesiastical apartheid’ were behind much of the strife in the modern world, whether it be Islamic or Jewish in the Middle East, or Christian in Ulster, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie said.
1990Sunday Times 11 Nov. 24Caste system is India’s apartheid.
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