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 the segregation of public facilities and social events, affecting employment, housing and land apportionment by separating black South Africans from other ethnic groups an securing minority rule by white South Africans. The policy was repeatedly condemned by the United Nations. It triggered 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. This page is an automatic compilation of all DW content related to apartheid.
There's an unexpected new vintage of South African wine on the market. It's not produced by winemakers in the country's famed wine region. Rather, it's made by ordinary people in a township in Cape Town's crime-ridden outskirts. The Township Winery is hoping to tackle the inequality left over from apartheid by opening up the lucrative wine business to South Africans typically excluded from it.
South Africa has been hailed as the most liberal African country when it comes to gay rights. The country's democratic post-apartheid constitution decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Today, the South Africa's LGBTQ community is free to do as they please — at least on paper, as Sertan Sanderson reports.