1886G.A. FariniThrough Kalahari Desert 316Straight to that vaal koppje (grey hill), and there off-saddle for a bit.
1919J.Y. Gibson inS. Afr. Jrnl of Science July 4Common names were..Vaaltyn (or possibly Vaaltuijn, ‘Fallow garden’) for a vaal or dun-coloured beast.
1939P. Louw inOutspan 6 Oct. 29Another fallacy cherished by many South Africans concerns the so-called types of lion. They speak derogatively of the vaal or dun-coloured animal as inferior to the black-maned breed.
1971J.P. Botha inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.IV. 602The different ganna species.., vaalbrak (Atriplex capensis) and rivier-draaibos..are examples of plants with an exceptionally high nutritional value that are found in the Karoo.
1970S. Afr. Panorama Nov. 70The wide savannahs where Kameeldoring (camel-thorn tree), Vaaldoring and Witgat (Shepherd’s tree) trees keep watch, have not shrunk.
1947K.H. BarnardPict. Guide to S. Afr. Fishes 10Vaal-haay,..This medium-sized (6 feet) cosmopolitan shark has recently become of considerable economic importance in South Africa for the extraction of vitamins from its liver-oil.
1958Cape Argus 14 June 13The vaalhaai..grows to about 6 ft. and is harmless to man.
1969J.R. GrindleyRiches of Sea 99The vaalhaai, (Galeorhinus galeus), is caught commercially, particularly in the Cape between Gansbaai and Cape Town.
1982E. Prov. Herald 15 July 3Shark biltong is made from the vaalhaai and the ratelhaai sharks caught off Gansbaai.
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