23rd October 2012 16:24[quote="NittyGritty":1mgarwvf] Anyway, I always thought 'black' was the correct term. Never heard of the SA preference for 'coloured'. Must edumacate myself tonight on that one.[/quote:1mgarwvf] It's not that black people in SA prefer the term 'coloured'. 'Coloureds' are a distinct ethnic group within SA (and in other southern African countries, I think), with mixed African/European ancestry. They were a third, separate grouping during the Apartheid era, and were oppressed, although afterwards they tended to affiliate politically with the white National Party.