backveld

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backveld

(ˈbækˌvɛlt; ˈbækˌfɛlt)
n
(in South Africa) a remote, sparsely populated, and often primitive area
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Progressives' preferred image of the diviner was of a "knave" preying on the credulity of ignorant backvelders to defraud them.
Piet Uithaalder is my name, I am unknown but I am one of the race so do not despise me'.(30) Uithaalder becomes a travelling reporter who attends the sessions of Parliament, registers outrage over the Afrikaner 'backvelders' from the northern provinces dominating Parliament, pours scorn over the attempts to use European descent as a codeword for superior status and white privilege, rails against discrimination in education against coloureds and excoriates those whites like farmers, politicians and publicans who use liquor to keep coloureds dependent, exploit their labour and use them as 'voting fodder'.