1916Farmer’s Weekly 27 Dec. 1585A ‘white man’s’ residence and ‘werf’ has sprung up in the veld. ‘Oom Koos’s’ old modest ‘platdak’, ‘dirty werf’, as well as his ‘pit’ (seedling) fruit trees are eclipsed.
1978M. Tlali inStaffriderVol.1No.2, 55If I can’t get a proper builder to build me a house then I die in that zinc ‘platdak’ of mine.
1987J. Barhill inFrontline Mar. 20I have a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Cashane hills..where the sun beats relentlessly down on the platdak dwellings which are devoid of design and everything else that makes living easy.
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