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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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

This "empowered local authorities to set up labour bureaux which where to register employment contracts, match workseekers with jobs and limit illegal entry into the urban areas" (Nattrass 1993: 48).

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