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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1880. Searching Ordinance No 1

"After much agitation and argument about the economic importance of preventing the theft of diamonds and assertions that honest miners would have no reason to object to the inconvenience of strip searching, they were eventually given the legal right ... to establish a comprehensive system of searching, including strip searching, at every mine" (Allen 1992: 120). See also the MINING REGULATIONS of 1883.

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