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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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

This was a kind of compromise act which stipulated that the newly created Union flag "and the [British] Union Jack should be flown together on all official occasions and on all government buildings" (Riley 1991: 56).

It was amended in: 1957, whereby Union Jack was excluded from official usage.

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