1970M.P. Gwala inOphir Apr. 2Dompas! I looked back. Dompas! I went through my pockets. Not there.
1974Daily Dispatch 20 July 8The dompas, or pass, or reference book, has long been the most resented example of racial discrimination.
1982E. Prov. Herald 9 Aug. 9On August 9, 1956, a huge, silent crowd came to protest against the Government’s intention of extending the hated ‘dompas’ to black women.
1985Probe Oct. 8The card could..give officials instant computerised access to information about all South African residents. In this way, the pass law system could go and the plastic Dompas for all may well come in.
1986Drum Aug. 55Now that the euphoria about the death of the old dompas has waned and in its wake comes the new Book of Life..I pay a silent requiem and give a mighty voertsek to a document known in the Pretoria files as NIN 1890222.
1989New Nation 15 June 8Imagine a dompas in the form of a magnetically-coded plastic ID card, that the police could put into a computer to find out what records they have on you.
1990K. MkhizeNatal Witness 12 Apr. (Echo) 7It is a fight to restore apartheid and postpone..our liberation and freedom from the dompas syndrome.
1993H. Tyler inWeekly Mail 9 July 29One huge exhibit consists of a dozen or more old ‘reference’ books, the obligatory dompas Africans once had to carry at all times.
1981Rand Daily Mail 24 June 1The recommendations could include...Doing away with the ‘dompas’ system by which blacks are stopped on the street and asked for their reference books.
1985Probe Oct. 8The controversial Dompas system which has resulted in the arrest of about 18 million black people since 1916, and the equally controversial section 10 practice which has kept black people out of South Africa’s cities, seem to be on the way out.
1988F. Khashane inPace June 86Huge sums of money were lost in running the old dompas system, revoking it and processing the so-called ‘new ID for all’.
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