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separate development, noun phrase

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South African English, English, AfrikaansShow more Either formed in South African English from English separate + development, or translation of Afrikaans official terminology, aparte ontwikkeling.
historical
The National Party government’s policy of creating a separate ‘homeland’ (intended to become a self-governing state) for each of the officially-defined black ‘nations’ in South Africa, reserving for whites, ‘coloureds’, and Indians the right to South African citizenship, and to permanent residence in ‘white’ areas of the country; often considered a euphemism for ‘apartheid’. Also attributive. Cf. grand apartheid, multinationalism (see multinational). See also apartheid sense 1, homeland sense 1, separate freedoms.
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Introduced in the 1950s, this policy was abandoned in the late 1980s.
1955 Report of Commission for Socio-Economic Dev. of Bantu Areas (UG61–1955) 105Objections to the Policy of Separate Development.
1991 F.G. Butler Local Habitation 200Creon becomes Kroon, the leader of an (imaginary) Trek determined to establish an all-white republic on separate development lines like those of the ruling Nationalist Party.
The National Party government’s policy of creating a separate ‘homeland’ (intended to become a self-governing state) for each of the officially-defined black ‘nations’ in South Africa, reserving for whites, ‘coloureds’, and Indians the right to South African citizenship, and to permanent residence in ‘white’ areas of the country; often considered a euphemism for ‘apartheid’. Also attributive.

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