A.adjectival phrase1.Before 1910: Of or pertaining to southern Africa or its inhabitants.2.Between 1910 and 1961: Of or pertaining to the Union of South Africa or its inhabitants.3.After 1961: Of or pertaining to the Republic of South Africa or its inhabitants; SAadjective.
1824S. Afr. JrnlI. 29Poor Gert Schepers, a Vee Boer of the Cradock District, was less fortunate in an encounter with a South African lion.
1857Cape Monthly Mag.II. Oct. 200I entered upon the free..life of a South African colonist.
1861W.A. Newman inJ.S. MaysonMalays of Capetown 25A man (whether Dutch or English, Malay or South African) marrying in the colony without an ante-nuptial contract, immediately creates a partnership between himself and his wife.
1974E. Prov. Herald 28 Sept.‘The established South African way of life,’ was yesterday given as the reason for the Government’s refusal to allow sexually mixed university residences.
1976Sunday Times 1 Aug. 15Afrikaans schools in general are more attuned to the so-called South African way of life, namely, rugby, Chevrolet and braaivleis..than to inculcating in young people culture development.
1976V. RosenbergSunflower 228We..find ourselves at the..cross-roads in respect of South African literature.
1980C. HermerDiary of Maria Tholo 5The Tholos ‘belonged’ to the Ciskei — and on independence of that homeland they automatically lost their South African citizenship.
1985Frontline Sept. 17Some die particularly South African deaths — stepping on a landmine, burned by a mob, or at the receiving end of ‘rubber bullets and birdshot.’
1987C. HopeHottentot Room 155Mona’s voice was one which gives to the South African accent, already suspect for flat monotonous vowels and droning pronunciation, its rather dull reputation.
1989P. Cull inE. Prov. Herald 7 Feb. 7The ANC..was..‘as South African as any of us here,’ the deputy-leader of the Labour Party..said yesterday.
4.In the special collocation South African English:a.Those varieties of English spoken by South Africans.b.The South African English (plural.):South African English-speakers collectively;see also Essa.
1909J.W. Wessels inState Dec. 702Do you..believe that there will be in the remote future a type of English known as South African English?
B.noun phrase1.Before 1910: An inhabitant of southern Africa.2.Between 1910 and 1961: A citizen or inhabitant of the Union of South Africa.3.Since 1961: A citizen or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa.See also SAnoun1.
1867Cape Town Mail & Advertiser inL. LloydNotes of Trav. (1969) 332Mr Andersson, though a Swede by birth, was half an Englishman by blood, and quite a South African by adoption.
c1949Survey of Race Rel. 1948–9 (S.A.I.R.R.) 4The Coloured..have always regarded themselves as South Africans with aspirations to a full development of life here.
1957Junod & JaquesWisdom of Tsonga-Shangana People 12If this book can help South Africans of European descent and South Africans of Bantu descent to understand..that Man finds his own humanity in the relations and contacts he has with other men, the..aim..will have been fulfilled.
1963B. ModisaneBlame Me on Hist. (1986) 55We seldom report the death of a South African, we speak of a dead African, a dead Indian, a dead Coloured, a dead European.
1978Financial Mail 14 Apr. 105A few months ago Plural Relations Minister Connie Mulder confirmed that the aim of the bantustan policy was that ultimately there would be no black South Africans.
1985R. Gotkin inStyle Apr. 34 (letter)As a child it was always traumatic to be on the beach while hundreds of fellow South Africans had to remain on the landing above.
1987Weekly Mail 28 Aug. 11Their next village will be incorporated into Bophutatswana, making the Mogopa people non-South Africans.
1991Sunday Times 14 July (Extra) 8Now that the Population Registration Act is gone Mrs Robertson wants to see a single, non-racial welfare department...‘They are all South Africans now and parity is the answer...’
Quotation 1930 refers to shares on the stock market.
1930Economist (U.K.) 8 Nov. 866South Africans remained firm.
1969Guardian (U.K.) 24 Oct. 9You will need some medium-dry sherry...You could go for a good South African at about £1.
5.nonce.A hypothetical language common to all South Africans.
1990R. Van Tonder inFrontline Sept. 27Nobody can speak ‘South African’. There is no such language or culture and never has been.
Before 1910: Of or pertaining to southern Africa or its inhabitants.
Between 1910 and 1961: Of or pertaining to the Union of South Africa or its inhabitants.
After 1961: Of or pertaining to the Republic of South Africa or its inhabitants; SAadjective.
Those varieties of English spoken by South Africans.
South African English-speakers collectively;
Before 1910: An inhabitant of southern Africa.
Between 1910 and 1961: A citizen or inhabitant of the Union of South Africa.
Since 1961: A citizen or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa.
A hypothetical language common to all South Africans.
Hence South Africananoun phrasenonce, artefacts which are characteristically South African (cf. Africana); South Africanizetransitiveverbal phrase, to make (something) South African in nature; South Africannessnoun phrase, the quality of being South African.
1985Cape Times 25 Nov.A lovely tongue-in-cheek look at South Africana, of which Van’s home is the epitome: Springbok trophies (two nogal!) at the entrance, fur-on-the-dashboard cars and veldskoens.
1990Weekly Mail 22 June (Suppl.) 7The white man in Africa must earn his right to belong...Botha..at first imagines it requires only that he succeed in denying his South Africanness.
1990Weekly Mail 29 June 5The new state, first of all to attenuate the legacy of structural apartheid, and then to valorise our South Africanness by orchestrating and blending our diversities, will have to be strong.
1990Sunday Times 30 Sept. 18They use the tune, the refrain and the idea of the song, South Africanising the words with not too much wit or invention.
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