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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1950. Immorality Amendment Act No 21

This is an amendment of the IMMORALITY ACT of 1927, which forbade extra- marital sexual relations between Whites and Blacks.

This amendment forbade such relations between Whites and Coloureds (Riley 1991: 20). See also the IMMORALITY ACT of 1957, which forbade any sexual relations between Whites and non-Whites.

Price (1991: 116) mentions that parts of this was repealed in 1986.

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