National Assembly, noun phrase

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Also with small initials.
historical
The legislative body of any of several ethnically-based territories which were granted ‘independence’ in terms of the policy of separate development. See also Bunga sense 2 a, homeland sense 1.
c1978 S. Afr. 1977: Off. Yrbk (Dept of Info.) 895The legislative authority is vested in a unicameral assembly of 150 members, of whom half are traditional leaders, i.e. the hereditary tribal leaders of the country who by virtue of their hereditary status automatically become members of the national assembly.
1986 Daily Dispatch 21 May 3The Minister..told the National Assembly that despite the ever present spectre of unemployment which plagued Ciskei, his department was able to place 27 000 workseekers in employment last year.
1988 Pace Dec.Jan. 12You certainly shook the benches in the National Assembly.
The legislative body of any of several ethnically-based territories which were granted ‘independence’ in terms of the policy of separate development.
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