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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1947. Commissions Act No 8

Section 6(1) of this act made "refusal to testify before a commission a criminal offence" (Dugard 1978: 357). Penalties include a R100 fine "or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months" (Dugard 1978: 170).

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