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1.a.Of or pertaining to the Anglican Church (officially, the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, see CPSAnoun1); frequently in combinationEnglish Church.b.Of or pertaining to the English-language churches.Cf. Engelse Kerk (see Engelsadjective sense 3).
1832J. Cameron inB. ShawMemorials (1841) 201Attended the service of the English Church. The bishop of Calcutta..preached a truly evangelical sermon.
1913H. TuckerOur Beautiful Peninsula 37With what equal astonishment would he have found it (sc. his rural retreat) rechristened ‘Bishopscourt’ and become the home of an Archbishop of the English Church.
1971Seek June 1Recent allegations in Parliament that the ‘English Parsons’ incited Port Elizabeth’s Coloureds during recent bus riots.
1991F.G. ButlerLocal Habitation 274Members of a steadily-diminishing English-speaking community still worshipping in ‘English’ churches.
a1930G. Baumann inBaumann & BrightLost Republic (1940) 163The Remington Scouts,..made up not only of Cape Colonials but, I am sorry to say, of a number of Free State-born English boys.
1949C. BullockRina 34‘You are English, are you not, Mr Marston?’ ‘English South African,’ I pointed out.
1956M. RogersBlack Sashp.xviThe Afrikaner has an entirely different solution to the English South African in whom the traditional British colonial approach is still strong — occupation, education, emancipation.
1963M.G. McCoyInformant, Port ElizabethThe article..is the same one we had published in the Evening Post,..saying that the English South Africans are traitors to their political & moral traditions.
1970News/Check 4 Sept. 5It is sad that so many English South Africans today still persist in believing in the old time-caricature of A Monolithic Afrikanerdom, of one mind and one purpose.
1971Evening Post 5 June (Mag. Sect.) 9Many ‘English’ rugby fans who understand Afrikaans have got into the habit of listening to rugby commentaries in that language.
1990Sunday Times 1 Apr. 22I, and many other English-speaking, but bilingual, South Africans become intensely annoyed when referred to as English or British.
1993L. Harris inDaily News 14 Jan. 13It was traditional for Afrikaans schools to make extensive use of fund-raising...‘English schools usually prefer to enforce higher school fees.’
1960J.H. Coetzee inH. SpottiswoodeS. Afr.: Rd Ahead 73It is quite impossible to build up a better understanding as long as the English press sticks to its myth of the Afrikaner bully and suppressor of poor innocent Natives and Englishmen.
1963A.M. Louw20 Days 69The United Party is blaming the Nationalists for the riots, and the Nationalists are putting the blame right back on the United Party and their English press.
1972J. Mervis inCommunications in Afr.Vol.1No.2, 2It is the English Press..the direct heirs and successor to Fairbairn and Pringle..which more than any other section of the Press in South Africa, is maintaining the highest standards and traditions of newspaper independence and freedom.
1973Sunday Times 27 May 12On the instructions of Dr. Verwoerd, secret plans to take action against the English Press were prepared in 1964 and 1965 by a special Cabinet committee assisted behind the scenes by certain Transvaal judges.
1979W. EbersohnLonely Place 50The whole thing is typical of the English press — get hold of a little thing and blow it up out of all proportion to discredit the Afrikaner.
1993H. TysonEditors under Fire 11Every Nationalist speech from every political platform across the country devoted much of its content to the evils — and the dangers — of the Engelse pers, the English press.
Occasionally used as a singular in place of ‘Englishmen’, but representing the English English-speaking group as a whole (see quotations 1966, 1971).
1952B. DavidsonReport on Sn Afr. 153Against the long slow crucifixion of the Africans in South Africa the battle of words and shaken fists between the ‘English’ and the Afrikaners of today can seem, to strangers, little better than a shoddy farce.
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