Wenela, noun

Origin:
Acronym formed on WNLA.
a. WNLA. b. Occasionally, that organization’s successor, Teba. Also attributive.
1961 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 30, 1960 (Bureau of Census & Statistics) 525In 1958..96,318 Bantu used the airlift, known as Wenela Air Services.
1962 A.P. Cartwright Gold Miners 217 (caption)A ‘Wenela’ launch picks up potential mine workers.
1962 A.P. Cartwright Gold Miners 221The letters W.N.L.A. have become ‘Wenela’ to all the tribes north of the Limpopo...Wenela delivers cash allotments to wives and even provides letter writers and stamps.
1986 A.T. Qabula in Bunn & Taylor From S. Afr. (1988) 281I went to Wenela to get recruited for the mines. [Note] The Employment Bureau of Africa.
WNLA.
Occasionally, that organization’s successor, Teba. Also attributive.

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