1.A board or council, particularly, in historical contexts, the council of the Rehoboth Baster people (see Rehoboth). See also Burgerraad sense 1.
1840C.A. Kinloch inEcho 9 Nov. 5The Chief, with a look of incredulity, signified that the matter should be laid before the Council...[It was] not until the evening of the 18th that the Raad could make up their minds.
c1936S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 176Until 1924..they (sc. the Basters) were ruled by a chief with the title of ‘Captain,’ supported by a Raad or Council partly hereditary and partly chosen every five years by the ‘Burghers’ of Rehoboth.
1973J. CopeAlley Cat 126The Raad, the village council, also meets there.
1973M.L. Mitchell inHansard 8 Feb. 297The Minister of Labour..says that in no circumstances will he sit in the same ‘raad’ as a non-white.
1976R. RossAdam Kok’s Griquas 41From the beginnings of Griqua organisation, there had been a council, a raad, which aided and advised the Kaptyn, and acted as the legislative body for the Captaincy.
1987B. LauNamibia in Jonker Afrikaner’s Time 46The position of the chief and his ‘raad’, the leaders of the commando, was primarily based on their military skills in securing access to specific commodities like guns and horses or taxes and booty in cattle.
1873F. BoyleTo Cape for Diamonds 153The gentlemen..obtained their grant under solemn seal and bond of the Transvaal Parliament, or raad.
1888Cape Punch 6 JuneThose absurd old creatures the members of the Transvaal Raad.
1897E. Prov. Herald 1 Mar.The Raad was prorogued this afternoon, and the President, in the course of his speech, indirectly referred to the constitutional crisis, saying the steps which were taken were for the well-being of the State.
1899F.R.M. Cleaver inM.M. CleaverYoung S. Afr. (1913) 27The Raad will be asked to place the control of the police and detectives under the State Attorney.
1899P.A. MoltenoSel. from Correspondence (1981) 102One of the demands is equal rights for the English language in the Raads and Courts.
1903D. BlackburnBurgher Quixote 236I found myself at the door of the bar of the Transvaal Hotel, a place I rarely went into unless I wanted to see a member of the Raad or a Government official.
a1930G. Baumann inBaumann & BrightLost Republic (1940) 160The new laws..were terribly mutilated in their passage through the Volksraad, the main culprits being the attorneys, of whom there were quite a number elected as members of the Raad.
1940F.B. YoungCity of Gold 209Even when the Raad was not sitting he felt it his duty to stay in Pretoria and stand by the President.
1974K. GriffithThank God We Kept Flag Flyingp.xviiOn 7 September  President Kruger said in the Raad, the Parliament in Pretoria, ‘They have asked for my trousers, and I have given them; then for my coat, I have given that also; now they want my life, and that I cannot give.’
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