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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1899. Native Labour Locations Act No 30

This act "was for private industrial locations only" (Swanson 1977: 34). As a bill, it "proposed to exempt ... industrial workers from the penalty tax formerly imposed on 'lazy natives' to shunt labour towards the farmers. Workers would pay instead a ten shilling hut tax on location houses" (Swanson 1977: 32).

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