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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1927. Immorality Act No 5

This forbade "extra-marital carnal intercourse ... between whites and Africans" (Dugard 1978: 70). In 1950, an amendment was passed to cover such relations between Whites and any non-Whites, and in 1957 a further amendment was passed to forbid any intercourse (extra-marital or not) between Whites and non- Whites.

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