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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1951. Suppression of Communism Amendment Act

The SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT of 1950 was amended "to make it clear that the provisions of the act applied to past as well as present members of the Communist Party or to anyone who was a member of any organization outside South Africa that 'professed by its name or otherwise to be an organisation for propagating the principles or promoting the spread of Communism' " (Riley 1991: 27).

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