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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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

This provided for "the delimitation of electoral constituencies based on the total number of registered White voters in the country, rather than on the basis of Whites over the age of 21 at the latest census as was laid down in law by the 1909 [UNION OF] SOUTH AFRICA ACT; the general registration of voters throughout South West Africa and the Union; supplementary registrations of two- to three-year intervals; the convening of delimitation commissions every 10 years rather than five as at present; and the reduction of the interval between nomination day and election day from 28 to 35 days" (Riley 1991: 31).

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