Definition of swart gevaar in English:
(In South Africa under apartheid) a threat perceived as being posed by black people to whites: [as modifier]: the party got into power on the swart gevaar ticket
More example sentences
- This was nothing more than political mischief and ‘swart gevaar’ tactics.
- My betrayal rests with the fact that this whole ‘swart gevaar’ and all that, never existed.
- In both cities, whites rushed to buy arms and ammunition for protection against the so-called swart gevaar (black peril) - although at no time were any white communities threatened.
Afrikaans, literally 'black danger'.
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