1966L.G. BergerWhere’s Madam 144After the show we went outside to find our car, passing heaps of Africans piling into the voluminous insides of sagging native taxis — back to the realities of apartheid, where officialdom would next day reduce them to the role of ordinary nie-blankes once more.
1968Drum Sept. 6Dear Juby, I miss the sunshine and the signboards reading ‘Nie-Blankes Alleen.’
1973Drum 41Because of ‘Blankes — Nie Blankes’ signs there are places he just cannot enter. He is Black.
1977World 3 Mar. (Woman’s World)I’m sure you’ve seen them all — the crazy signs I mean. ‘Bantus only’, ‘Nie Blankes’ or is it knee buckets?
1988S.A. Botha inFrontline Apr.–May 24There are two subways under the tracks, some 300m apart. The one nearest the hotel is marked ‘non-whites/nie blankes’, and the other ‘whites/blankes’. Nowadays, anybody uses whatever is more convenient.
1989S. Bilac inPersonality 10 Apr. 30The good people of Boksburg voted the CP in to control their town council and brought out the dusters to polish up the Net Blankes and Geen Nie-blankes signs and put them back from where they had been removed.
1990S. Cilliers inFrontline Jan. 9Sometimes I think it was almost better to have the Geen Nie-Blankes signs. Then you knew.
1992J. Qwelane inWeekend Argus 22 Feb. 18Zealots in the rightwing camp may be dusting off the recently discarded ‘Whites-only’ and ‘Nie-blankes’ signs.
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