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Rapportryers, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, rapport despatch + ryers riders. See Stengel quotation 1990.
A service organization for Afrikaans men who are prominent in business and cultural affairs; as plural, its members collectively. Also attributive.
1960 E.G. Malherbe in H. Spottiswoode S. Afr.: Rd Ahead (1960) 148The Voortrekkers hived off from the Boy Scouts, and the Noodhulpliga hived off from the Red Cross, and latterly the Rapportryers are going to break away from Rotary.
1990 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 17 June 12The Broederbond..tried gamely to prepare its membership elite for the new South Africa...Its long-time front, the Rapportryers, diminished in influence as the rifts in Afrikanderdom grew bigger.
A service organization for Afrikaans men who are prominent in business and cultural affairs; as plural, its members collectively. Also attributive.

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