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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1829. Ordinance No 60

According to this, "the Cape press was finally freed from the executive control of government and allowed to print whatever it liked short of the common law of libel" (Peires 1989: 479). See also the REGISTRATION OF NEWSPAPERS AMENDMENT ACT of 1982.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.