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Border, noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Special senses and uses of general English border limit or boundary.
Usually the Border:
1. That region of the Eastern Cape lying south of the Great Kei river and east of the Katberg river. Also attributive.
Note:
Historically, the region adjoining the boundary of the Cape Colony. See also Frontier.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 30 Mar. 55Public Meeting in Caffreland...A number of respectable persons from Albany attended the meeting, and appeared greatly interested in the proceedings, as also in the evident progress making in the conversion and civilization of the border Caffres.
1990 Weekly Mail 2 Feb. 9Several small Border towns are clashing with local authorities over the right to protest. In Tarkastad, west of Queenstown, the town council is desperately trying to end a consumer boycott.
2. Special Combinations
border area, a declared area, situated on the borders of a homeland, in which concessions are offered to industry in order to attract investment and development;
border industry, a white-owned industry established on the South African side of the boundary of a homeland, in terms of the National Party government’s policy of decentralization; also attributive.
1955 Report of Commission for Socio-Economic Dev. of Bantu Areas (UG61–1955) 140A border area is..one where development takes place in a European area situated so closely to the Bantu Areas, that families of Bantu employees engaged in that development, can be established in the Bantu Area in such a way that the employees can lead a full family life.
1988 A. Fischer in Boonzaier & Sharp S. Afr. Keywords 131Because it was committed to the establishment of so-called ‘border industries’ (which meant that industrial developments remained within ‘white’ South Africa), the government spent only a fraction of the sum which Tomlinson had recommended for this diversification (sc. of economic activity within the Reserves).
3. in historical contexts.
a. Those areas in which military contact took place between the South African Defence Force and members of Umkhonto we Sizwe (or the South West African People’s Organization), especially the border of Namibia with Angola. See also boys on the border (boy sense 2 c), operational area.
1978 Pace Dec. 61‘What do you think, Mrs Maponya,’ I ask. ‘Should the blacks help to fight on the border?’
1988 P. Wilhelm Healing Process 23Better, perhaps, than the deadly monotony of camp life under severe discipline — or a posting on the Border, that ill-defined ring around South Africa.
b. Attributive, in the following Special Combinations:
border duty;
border literature;
border story;
border war.
1979 Darling 7 Feb. 24By now, literally thousands of young men have been called-up for army training and will eventually report for Border duty.
1990 D. Gordon in Sunday Times 28 Oct. 1The SABC launched the programme in 1961, at the start of mandatory national service...‘The show’s popularity grew as the border war developed.’
That region of the Eastern Cape lying south of the Great Kei river and east of the Katberg river. Also attributive.
Those areas in which military contact took place between the South African Defence Force and members of Umkhonto we Sizwe (or the South West African People’s Organization), especially the border of Namibia with Angola.

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