apartheid apartheid  /ə ˈpɑr ˌtaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa

Usage(s):

  1. Practise of apartheid is a sin against humanity.
  2. A nonracial state was created after the country abolished apartheid.
  3. The International Olympic Association lifted the ban on the country after apartheid was dismantled.

News

  1. Mandela still in 'serious but stable' condition in hospital

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remained unchanged at "serious but stable", a government spokesman told local radio on Wednesday morning. Mandela, who is spending his fifth day in hospital for a recurring lung infection, continued to receive close care from doctors, Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj told SAFM radio ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Mandela still in 'serious but stable' condition

    JOHANNESBURG — Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela remained in a "serious but stable" condition in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday after four days of treatment for a lung infection, the government said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

  3. Mandela still 'serious but stable', security tightened

    By Mike Hutchings PRETORIA (Reuters) - Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela remained in a "serious but stable" condition in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday after four days of treatment for a lung infection, the government said. Speaking to the national broadcaster, President Jacob Zuma said he had been updated by doctors on the health of the 94-year-old Mandela ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Jordaan said: "I would prefer singing" and called on fans to chant instead. "In the days of the struggle (against apartheid) we were singing, all through our history. It's our ability to sing that inspired and drove the emotions."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Danny Jordaan Source: AFP

  2. Mr Tatchell said that the civil partnerships introduced by Labour for same-sex couples were "a form of sexual apartheid" because they institutionalised different marriage laws for heterosexual and homosexual people.
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Peter Tatchell Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive Achmat Dangor told the Associated Press news agency that she was a "great patriot and a fearless fighter against apartheid".
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Achmat Dangor Source: BBC News

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