SA, noun1 and & adjective

Forms:
Also S.A.
Origin:
Initial letters of South Africa, South African.
A. noun South Africa. Cf. RSA. Also attributive.
[1864 Notes & Queries (U.K.) 6 Feb. 117Cape Town, S.A.]
[1891 W.S. Churchill in R.S. Churchill Winston S. Churchill (1967) I. 270Mama has got a big map of S.A. on which she follows your route.]
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 138Central Government under the S.A. Act, 1909.
1983 A. Goldstuck in Frontline Feb. 44Many of SA’s top band managers are also record company executives.
1987 Weekly Mail 17 July 7 (advt)Ideal for: Journalists..Academics..SA watchers.
1993 Radio Algoa 22 Sept. (advt)You [magazine] tells all about the love-affair that shocked S.A.!
B. adjective
1. South African adjectival phrase.
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 46A South African Students’ Club was formed, in 1920, in London, to provide a social centre for all S.A. Students of European descent.
1961 L.C.F. Turner et al. War in Sn Oceans 143French and Malagasy troops surrendered a strong position..after bombardment by the 16th S.A. Field Battery.
1977 C.L. Viljoen in B. Marks Our S. Afr. Army 7The SA Army will execute the task of landward defence with one aim only: to not only win every battle, but to win the war!
1987 New Nation 6 Aug. 1The NUM has indicated that the strike could be the costliest and biggest in SA mining history.
2. Commonly used as a first element in special collocations: see SAA, SAAF, SABC, Sabra, SABS, Sabta, SACC, SACP, Sactu, SADF, SANDF, Sansco, Santa, SAP, Sapa, SAPS, SAR, SARB, SAS, SASO, Satour, SATS, SATV, SAWAS, Sayco.
South Africa.
South Africanadjectival phrase.
Commonly used as a first element in special collocations: see SAA, SAAF, SABC, Sabra, SABS, Sabta, SACC, SACP, Sactu, SADF, SANDF, Sansco, Santa, SAP, Sapa, SAPS, SAR, SARB, SAS, SASO, Satour, SATS, SATV, SAWAS, Sayco.
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