1972U. Kenney inEvening Post 6 May 12Senator Horak, and others, want the party to forget the ‘deep platteland’, as Sen. Horak put it, and go all out for more support in the cities.
1976Sunday Times 10 Oct. (Mag. Sect.) 4The hazards of life in the deepest platteland.
1983S. Afr. Digest 20 May 21The problem facing the Prime Minister is that the deep platteland still has an unequal influence on parliamentary politics...The rural vote is loaded to favour scattered farming communities.
1956A. SampsonDrum 161The young Afrikaner policeman coming to Johannesburg from a platteland farm, where his family may have been cut off from civilisation since the Great Trek, was in a situation not very different from the Zulu coming from his reserve.
1967W.A. De KlerkWhite Wines 20‘Welkom,’ he said...And a welcome it was, expressed by a man whose basic platteland values were obviously as firmly extablished here as the fine vineyards which had produced a Cape wine of quality.
1971Sunday Times 27 June 6Even the platteland voter has become far more sophisticated.
1971M. Cook inBaraitser & ObholzerCape Country Furn.p.ixThere are several ways of looking at country, ‘platteland’, or traditional art of any sort.
1979Capetonian July 4A metropolitan city with a platteland night life does not make sense!
1980E. PatelThey Came at Dawn 48‘Whats [sic] there my sweet haanetjie?’ ‘There you stupid plaatland skakes-speare [sic].’
1984Fair Lady 25 Jan. 52A platteland Fellini took Annari off to the abbatoir to film the carnage.
1985E. Prov. Herald 21 Mar. 12In certain platteland and black areas the enumeration had taken longer than expected because of the widespread rains.
1987J. Joubert inStyle July 103Like most Platteland towns, Mossel Bay cannot hold on to its youth once they have left school.
1988A. Kenny inFrontline Apr. 21There is a conspicuous lack of Platteland courtesy. In the shops and pubs, words like ‘asseblief’ and ‘thank you’ are rare.
1988V. Khumalo inPace May 17AWB-type treatment outside a Hillbrow all-night grill...A platteland punch that felt like it came from the bowels of earth clipped his eye which promptly ballooned inside its socket.
1989ADANo.7, 7Namaqualand, so quintessentially platteland.
1990R. GoolCape Town Coolie 2‘These people,’ he said in a strong Platteland Afrikaans, ‘are mad!’
1989D. Briscoe inMotorist 4th Quarter 4Take time to walk the streets of Lady Grey...This is the platteland South Africa and a haven of commonsense tranquility.
1990J. NaidooCoolie Location 118Their faces were pumpkin-like, their platteland characteristics were unmistakable: glad-neck shirts, shorts, snub-nosed shoes with thick serrated rubber soles.
1956M. Wight inM. RogersBlack Sash 81The Transvaal plattelander struck a true prophetic note, when away back in the ’twenties they opposed the women’s vote.
1967W.A. De KlerkWhite Wines 87He was one of the first of the plattelanders with a feudal background to break fully and dynamically into the 20th century.
1973W. Stockenström inS. GrayWriters’ Territory 147Paradoxically enough, there is a similarity between the plattelander and the inhabitant of a densely populated area. The end product of loneliness and reticence is the same.
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