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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1832. [First] Reform Act

This was passed by British Parliament in order to increase the British electorate (Speck 1993: 71ft). "In addition to a sweeping redistribution of seats, this Act greatly extended the franchise but still left many people without the right to vote" (Cook 1990: L/I04). Later the REFORM ACTS of 1867 and 1884 had further impact on South African affairs.

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