Apartheid took place in the Republic of South Africa. The apartheid laws were associated with racial discrimination and supremacy of whites. These laws lasted from 1948 to 1991 in South Africa.
Apartheid laws were enacted in the Republic of South Africa in 1948 when the Afrikaner Nationalist Party came into power. The democratic government of President F.W. de Klerk repealed apartheid laws when it came into power in 1991.
According to American University, the political and legal system of a partheid in South Africa enforced a regime of racial oppression of black people in South Africa. Apartheid laws remained in effect for almost 50 years despite strong opposition.