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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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

According to these, the mine owners were obliged "to provide hospital accommodation for not more than two and a half per cent of the average number of Africans employed" (Simons & Simons 1969: 85).

Allen (1992: 241) dates this 1905, and says that it "specified rudimentary minimum health standards which emphasised health in a crude way but at the expense of comfort."

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