post·​apar·​theid | \ ˌpōst-ə-ˈpär-ˌtāt How to pronounce postapartheid (audio) , -ˌtīt \

Definition of postapartheid

: existing or occurring in the time after apartheid and especially after the end of apartheid in the Republic of South Africa While the world is waiting for dawn to break over a postapartheid South Africa, it is quite appropriate to peer about in the predawn mists for clues regarding the shape of things to come.— Gail M. Gerhart Unlike their older siblings who were on the barricades in the eighties, they are postapartheid city kids …— Mark Gevisser

First Known Use of postapartheid

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Postapartheid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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