Definitions

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  • noun South Africa country, countryside

Etymologies

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Afrikaans

Examples

  • It was partly in sympathy with the "platteland" strike and partly in preparation for the next round of wage bargaining.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It was partly in sympathy with the "platteland" strike and partly in preparation for the next round of wage bargaining.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That said, the programme played out in front of a jam-packed, enthusiastic sit-down audience in the Eastern Free State town which provided some evidence that "platteland" rugby isn't quite the near-corpse it threatens to become elsewhere.

    News24

  • I was brought up in the platteland and we moved to Cape Town some years later.

    Not all coloureds speak like dis « Digital immigrant

  • "Given the shortage of critical personnel in the districts, especially in the platteland, the scarce skills allowance did not have the desired effect for the Northern Cape, simply because it was also available in most urban provinces," said Lucas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We have been able to temper our people in the urban and platteland areas in a manner that has no parallel in history.

    THE UDF AND THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRACY

  • We have been able to temper our people in the urban and platteland areas in a manner that has no parallel in history.

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  • Northern Province platteland head-on, listening patiently to their problems.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "I think it is time for our president not only to speak out, but to verbally and financially support the re-instatement of a protective commando-system on the platteland," Morkel said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The whole issue of security for our people on the platteland needs urgent attention.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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