1970Survey of Race Rel. 1969 (S.A.I.R.R) 24In many smaller towns..there are few Coloured people...An inter-departmental committee had completed an examination of the possibility of reclassifying such of these people as had become Africanized.
1980C. HopeA Separate Development (1983) 130Joerie had got himself reclassified as a white man and was damn proud of his status.
1982Pace June 41According to statistics released in Parliament this year, more than 600 people were reclassified last year. Of these, 558 were Cape Coloureds who were reclassified white and 15 were whites who were reclassified Cape Coloured.
1990D. Beckett inFrontline Mar.–Apr. 33Ahmed started off, by barroom consensus, as an Indian...Somewhere in South Africa’s maze of changing racial legalities he got himself reclassified as coloured.
1991K. Swart inSunday Times 17 Feb. 12His brother, who was blond with blue eyes and fair skin was classified white and had to be reclassified coloured before he was allowed to write his matric exams at a coloured school.
1973Sunday Times 27 May 7A number of Coloured people who have been living in Churchhaven for many years have made application for reclassification as Whites so that they can stay there.
1977D. Muller inQuarry ’77 64Perhaps she’ll try for re-classification: that strange South African alchemy of forms and rubber stamps that would transmute her from a beautiful Coloured girl into a beautiful White one, from restrictions to freedom!
1982E. Prov. Herald 29 Apr. 1The Department of Internal Affairs has had specially trained people working overtime to handle the number of applications for racial reclassification.
1982Pace June 40Old Mr Mills, despite his pigmentation, is classified as a coloured — a Cape Coloured to be exact. And this because he wants to be. Mr Mills is one of the few whites in South Africa to apply successfully for reclassification.
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