Pretoriastroika, noun

Origin:
RussianShow more Formed by analogy with Russian perestroika restructuring.
A term coined by journalists for the political change and accommodation initiated in South Africa in February 1990.
1990 Sunday Times 30 Sept. 22The tentative move by the World Bank to become involved in some development projects in South Africa is one of the first visible pay-offs for Pretoriastroika.
1990 Sunday Times 30 Dec. 1Thanks to President de Klerk’s commitment to Pretoriastroika, there will be no predicted bloody revolution in South Africa.
1990 Weekly Mail 21 Dec. (Suppl.) 17This was the year of Pretoriastroika. Good intentions twinkled across the country.
1991 Weekend Argus 26 Jan. 1Stunning events have gripped South Africa. Some people call it Pretoriastroika for it is a revolution of sorts — likened to the astounding changes and ferment which President Mikhail Gorbachev launched in the Soviet Union and elsewhere.
A term coined by journalists for the political change and accommodation initiated in South Africa in February 1990.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

19901991