Apartheid; (an Afrikaans word meaning "separateness", or literally "apart-hood") was a social and political system of racial segregation in South Africa. This was enforced through legislation in 1948, eventually ending in 1992.
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An unnamed pro-Apartheid organization had an academy that was destined to recruit and train children to become deathly soldiers, operatives to the state.
This organization and its academy were shut down, sending most of the children to foster care except for Alice Kruger and her brother Ian Kruger who were adopted by Shepherd in order to save them from their deathly skills. Later it is revealed that Shepherd is the leader of Sandstorm and that her foster kids are part of it.