Klaar Gesnap As Kleurling:1 The Attempted Making and Remaking of the Griqua People

  title={Klaar Gesnap As Kleurling:1 The Attempted Making and Remaking of the Griqua People},
  author={Linda Waldman},
  journal={African Studies},
  pages={175 - 200}
  • Linda Waldman
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • African Studies
  • The 1996 South African census made provision for people to be white, African, coloured, or other. Various Griqua organisations challenged this categorisation and demanded the right of their constituencies to identify themselves as Griqua. The government agreed that people could indicate whatever ethnic identity they wished on the census form and that the census counters would take cognisance of it (Diamond Fields Advertiser 1996b). In Griquatown, many people recalled the census and the young… CONTINUE READING


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