1983F.G. ButlerBursting World 103It seemed straightforward enough: five p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons...It was the first occasion I found myself on the receiving end of what is affectionately known as African time.
1987M. Motanyane inTribute Feb.–Mar.When a friend or business partner..is late..do you accuse them of keeping African time or do you wait for an explanation?
1990Sunday Times 2 Dec. 23‘African time’ — that measure endemic in this continent where a fixed appointment to meet is no more than a vague indication of the possibility of a meeting, and a rough estimate of season in which it may, or may not, occur.
1990B. Mabogoawe inSunday Times 16 Dec. 19People have come to accept that African Time means after a scheduled time. This really should be called Book-Educated African Time (BEAT) and it is the direct opposite of True African Time (TAT) which is the time before the scheduled time.
1991You 7 Feb. 94In Windhoek, capital of newly independent Namibia, senior Western diplomats have discovered African time with a vengeance.
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