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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1949. Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act No 55

Contrary to everybody else, Dyzenhaus (1991: 41, note 22) dates this 1959, which is presumably a misprint.

This act forbade marriages between Whites and non-Whites (Christopher 1994: 104). It was amended in 1968, and repealed in 1986 (Price 1991: 116).

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