BAAB, noun

Forms:
Also Baab.
Origin:
Acronym formed on the initial letters of Bantu Affairs Administration Board.
historical
Especially during the 1970s: administration board. Also attributive.
1974 Grocott’s Mail 3 Sept. 3‘As the law stands at the moment, a black person born in a rural community remains classified as a farm labourer for the rest of his days regardless of whether he has a matric or even a higher educational qualification,’ said Mr. Dennis Bush, local director of the BAAB.
1977 J. Sikakane Window on Soweto 51The ruling of Soweto was taken over in July 1973 by the Bantu Affairs Administration Boards (BAAB), a specially created government machine.
1977 J. Sikakane Window on Soweto 52Rents, liquor and the labour levy are the sole sources of revenue for the BAAB’s [sic]. General taxation does not subsidise the development of facilities in the neglected townships.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People 5They were informed by the police and the Baab that they were to be moved to a place called Glenmore. [Note] The shortened name for Bantu Affairs Administration Board.
administration board. Also attributive.
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