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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1911. Official Secrets Act

Mentioned and discussed by Dyzenhaus (1991: 184ft). Section 1 stated: "If any person for any purpose prejudicial to the safety or interest of the state-(a) approaches or is in the neighbourhood of, or enters any prohibited place within the meaning of this Act... he shall be guilty of felony" (quoted by Dyzenhaus 1991: 185).

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