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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1932. Soil Erosion Act

Following the great depression during the early 1930s, white South African farmers were made beneficiares of considerable sums of money, "through Land bank loans and, for example, the £2.5 m. distributed under the 1932 SOIL EROSION ACT for dams, boreholes, and contour works. But support came to farmers not primarily from direct grants or loans but via a complex system of price protection [see the MARKETING ACT of 1937]" (Beinart 1994: 113).

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