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Apartheid

"Apartheid" is an Afrikaans word, translating as "separateness", or "the state of being apart." It refers to the system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 and 1991.

Starting in 1948 South Africa introduced legislation ordering segregation of public facilities and social events, affecting employment, housing and land apportionment, enforcing black South Africans from other races an d securitng minority rule by white South Africans. It was the target of frequent condemnation in the United Nations, and brought about an extensive arms and trade embargo on South Africa. In 1990, prominent ANC leaders such as Nelson Mandela were released from detention and the system was changed. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content related to apartheid.

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