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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1883. Mining Regulations

"Amended regulations of 1883 required all mine workers, other than managers, to wear uniforms and to strip naked in searching houses when they left work" (Simons & Simons 1969: 41). Actually, regulations had stipulated compulsory searching of non-White workers already in 1872 and 1880.

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