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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1937. Marketing Act

This "established price control for rural produce, artificially keeping rural incomes at a level commensurate with those of urban manufacturers" (Worden 1994: 58). Control Boards had been established earlier, but the MARKETING ACT regulated the system as such. The Boards "would work with white farmer co-operatives as sole purchasers of a number of commodities. By 1950 over 90 per cent of white farmers belonged to at least one co-operative" (Beinart 1994: 113). See also the SOIL EROSION ACT of 1932.

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