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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1872. Proclamation

A law was passed in 1872 "making it illegal to supply a 'servant', meaning an African, with liquor without a pass from an employer, but it could not be enforced" (Allen 1978: 128). Thus a new law with similar intentions appeared in 1883.

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