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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1918. Regulation of Wages, Apprenices & Improves Act.

This "applied to women and juvemles m specIfic IndustrIes, notably the 'sweated' trades, such as catering, tobacco, sweet and box-making. Local Trade boards were appointed to fix minimum wages and regulate working C?ndltlo~S, with a view to keeping white women off the streets and encouragIng white youths to serve an apprenticeship" (Simons & Simons 1969: 337).

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