bewaarplaats, noun

Forms:
Also bewaarplaatz, bewaarplats.
Plurals:
bewaarplaatsen.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, transferred use of Dutch bewaarplaats place of storage, from bewaren to store safely + plaats open piece of land.
historical, Law, Mining
A piece of land on which mining was not permitted, granted to claim-holders by the Transvaal Republican government for surface use only (see quotations 1960 and 1977). Also attributive.
1895 Star 26 Dec. 4The Railway Commissioner, the Landdrost, and the Commandant of Pretoria are members of a syndicate whose avowed object is or was to wrest from the companies their right to the bewaarplaatsen.
1899 A. Milner in C. Headlam Milner Papers (1931) I. 345The Bewaarplaatzen were sites on which grants had been made for surface rights such as the storing of water, piling of waste ore, etc.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 58Bewaarplatsen,..In South Africa this term is applied to certain pieces of land granted under Government licence to be used as dumping places for debris or slimes from the mines...Licences for such bewaarplatsen ceased to be issued in 1902.
1928 E.A. Walker Hist. of S. Afr. 568The Nationalists and Labour men..censured the ministry for giving half the bewaarplaatsen funds to the owners of the surface lands instead of keeping the whole.
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 382Bewaarplaatsen (Dutch for depository or store house) are areas secured by various mining companies in the early days of the Rand for the purpose of dumping tailings, etc., but carrying with the surface rights no claim to underlying minerals.
1960 J.J.L. Sisson S. Afr. Judicial Dict. 93Under the Transvaal Gold Law..certain areas of land were given out by Government to claim-holders as storage sites, or for the purpose of depositing tailings.., or for erecting settling tanks or pans.., or for storing ores; the areas so given out were called bewaarplaatsen; the holder of a bewaarplaats acquired only a right to use the surface of the land.
1977 Friend 2 June (Suppl.) 3aThe Transvaal Gold Law of 1898, repealed in 1908, had the term Bewaarplaats. This meant a depository. The Transvaal Republic in the times of Paul Kruger gave certain areas of land to claim-holders for use as storage sites.
A piece of land on which mining was not permitted, granted to claim-holders by the Transvaal Republican government for surface use only (see quotations 1960 and 1977). Also attributive.

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