grand apartheid, noun phrase

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Also with initial capitals.
Origin:
English, Afrikaans, Show more Either from English grand (planned) on a large scale + Afrikaans apartheid ‘separateness’; or an interpretation of Afrikaans algehele apartheid or grootapartheid (algehele total, comprehensive, or groot big).
historical
Particularly during the 1960s and 1970s: a political ideology and policy which involved comprehensive racial segregation, and massive social engineering, such as the removal of black people from ‘white’ areas and the creation of separate ethnic ‘homelands’ in which blacks were expected to satisfy their political aspirations; big apartheid, grootapartheid, see apartheid sense 1 b. Also attributive. Cf. petty apartheid, separate development. See also homeland, Verwoerdian.
1972 Daily Dispatch 2 Feb. 1As for so-called grand apartheid, after all the talk two-thirds of the country’s blacks still lived outside their homelands.
1983 Drum Jan. 20The world’s biggest ever social and racial engineering plan — grand apartheid — may only be half way. Already between 2,5-million and 3-million people, nearly all blacks, have been shifted in fulfilment of the Nationalist dream of ethnic purity in South Africa.
1983 Drum Jan. 24The basic aim of the grand apartheid plan is white majority rule in South Africa outside the homelands.
c1988 Alternative (Moderate Student Organisation) Vol.5, 5To a large extent this shortage [of housing] is the consequence of the now abandoned scheme of ‘Grand Apartheid’ in which Blacks would not have lived in ‘White South Africa’ and consequently would not have needed housing. As a result the government failed to provide any new houses for Blacks from 1972 to 1981.
1990 Sunday Times 20 May 14Consider..the events of the past seven days. We have had a Government Minister announcing that grand apartheid had come to a dead stop. Homeland independence would be taken no further.
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 81Grand apartheid..denied blacks any say in the affairs of whites, provided the broad structure for their ‘separate development’ in their own rural states-in-the-making, and urban group areas with their own schools, churches, universities, sporting facilities, political institutions, etc.
1993 A. Nkabinde in Daily News 14 Jan. 4Those were the days of Grand Apartheid with separate tearooms for black and white staff members, a white council and a toothless black ‘advisory’ council.
Particularly during the 1960s and 1970s: a political ideology and policy which involved comprehensive racial segregation, and massive social engineering, such as the removal of black people from ‘white’ areas and the creation of separate ethnic ‘homelands’ in which blacks were expected to satisfy their political aspirations; big apartheid, grootapartheid, see apartheid1 b. Also attributive.
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