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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1948. Asiatic Law Amendment Act No 47

"As one of the first acts in the implementation of its apartheid policy, the Nationalist government repeals the not-yet-proclaimed Chapter 2 of the ASIATIC LAND TENURE & INDIAN REPRESENTATION ACT of 1946. The act had granted Transvaal and Natal Indians the right to elect Whites to represent them in Parliament and for Natal Indian to represent themselves in the National Provincial Council" (Riley 1991: 119; title provided by Dugard 1978: 10~). Cape Coloureds were, however, still allowed to represent themselves ill Parliament; see also the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS ACT of 1951.

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