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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1906. Mining Regulations

These prescribed "a minimum of 2 lb. of mealie-meal and 1/2 oz. of salt a day, supplemented by 2 lb. of bone-free meat or fish, 1 lb. of soupmeat, 1 lb. of vegetables and lIb. of sugar or treacle a week" (Simons & Simons 1969: 84). These regulations also "compelled owners to provide change house for white and Coloured miners, but not for Africans" (Simons & Simons 1969: 84).

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