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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1952. Criminal Sentences Amendment Act No 33

This made whipping "compulsory punishment for rape (where the death sentence was not imposed), robbery, aggravated assault, and house-breaking" (Dugard 1978: 131). See also the CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT ACT of 1953 and the CRIMINAL PROCEDURE & EVIDENCE AMENDMENT ACT of 1955.

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