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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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

This "closed the Cape to Asian men over sixteen years of age from abroad and severely restricted their entry from other parts of South Africa" (Simons & Simons 1969: 70). See also the IMMIGRANTS RESTRICTION ACT of 1911, the IMMIGRATION ACT of 1913 and the IMMIGRANTS REGULATION AMENDMENT ACT of 1953.

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