(S.Afr.) a newly recruited miner.
|Kaffirs are Lively 22: Half a dozen reasons can be given why tribal Natives become ‘join-boys’, as recruited miners are called.|
|informant in DSAE.|
|DSAE].Autobiog 14: Groups of blanket-clad ‘join boys’ as they were called, walked for many days to railheads, to entrain for Johannesburg, for employment underground [|