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.
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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