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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1834. Vagrancy Act

Simons & Simons (1969: 19) mention that a VAGRANCY LAW was "adopted in 1834 by the settler members of the legislative council." However, Crais (1992) refers to it as the "proposed 1834 VAGRANCY ACT" (p 140; emphasis added) and the "proposed VAGRANCY ORDINANCE" (p 84, and elsewhere; emphasis added). Moreover, Worden (1994: 68) specifically mentions that "the proposed VAGRANCY ORDINANCE of 1834 was vetoed." See also the VAGRANCY ACT of 1879.

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