1979A.P. BrinkDry White Season 84Man needs a stinka, he comes straight to you. ‘A stinka?’ Gleeful, perhaps not without disdain, Stanley stared at him, then laughed again. ‘A reference book, man. A domboek. A pass.’
1981Voice 27 May 2He takes him back into the kwela-kwela, which is devouring all other gentlemen who have forgotton their stinkers at home that quiet and sunny Sunday.
1982StaffriderVol.4No.4, 4The door is kicked down And a torch shines in our faces The command: ‘Permit, Baba Permit’. I produce my ‘Stinker’.
1983O. Musi inCity Press 6 Nov. 7The next few guys appear for not having ‘stinkas’ — the hated dompas.
1985D. Bikitsha inSunday Times 15 Sept. 6We refer to reference books as ‘stinker’, ‘nzangan’, ‘nzenga’, ‘dompas’ or ‘lankof’. Different regions have their own original names, but a ‘stinker’ remains one from Guguletu township in Cape Town to Dube townships in Soweto...It stinks.
1986Drum Aug. 55My colleagues’ books were in order and one look at my terrified face showed that I was in stinka-trouble.
1986Pace Aug. 4So they say the stinker is gone, mzala. Me, I’ll try to forget the many weekends I spent in jail for ‘failure to produce’ and other stinker offences.
1987New Nation 9 July 7‘Hamba Dompas’...The title of the play was later used by the South African government during the phasing out of ‘stinka’ or ‘ndzangana’ as the passbook is called.
1987Pace Nov. 14The old stinker is an embarrassment to this supposedly verlig Government and..the repeal of the pass and influx laws was a hefty stride for them.
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