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  • noun South Africa Dominion, control, especially of white South Africans over non-whites.


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From Afrikaans baasskap, from baas ("boss").


  • In this country the government preaches the policy of baasskap, which is based on the supremacy in all matters of the whites over the nonwhites.

    Articles written by Nelson Mandela for Liberation, 1955-59

  • Magashule said the students 'actions in the video were completely unacceptable and that "baasskap" had no place at the UFS.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Reacting to clashes between black pupils and white residents at Ruyterwacht, the SACP said in a statement the National Party wanted "baasskap" and Bantu

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Government of "baasskap" and unilateral decision-making.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Now is time to get rid of white "baasskap" once and for all.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Comradeship could not develop between the beneficiaries and victims of 'baasskap'.

    Class & Colour in South Africa - Chapter 13

  • States and to the non-whites in South Africa; that we hear no more of "baasskap"; that the term apartheid itself is being replaced by "separate development" and "separate freedoms"; that liberalism is no more such a bogey that it was a year ago; that South Africa is no longer described as the outpost of

    Apartheid, the United Nations and the International Community

  • "baasskap" attitude of the NP about who our political allies should be.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Noting that guilt in the old South Africa was closely linked to the whole issue of "baasskap", he said even today, some people had adopted "a deference, a bowing and scraping, to a new form of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "But the alliance between the ANC and the NNP has effectively returned the leadership of the Western Cape to baasskap."

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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