Definition of own affair in English:
(In South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament.
- If the State President decides that a given matter is an ‘own affair’ of a particular House, he will refer it to that House for final legislative determination.
- Since welfare became an ‘own affair’ in the tricameral parliament, the House of Delegates has trebled its number of professional social work staff.
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