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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1953. Immigrants Regulation Amendment Act

"The act provided that: no foreign-born Indian woman married to an Indian resident in South Africa after the date of [Interior Minister] Donge' s announcement [8 September] would be allowed entrance into South Africa nor would the children of a marriage made after that date; foreign-born wives of resident Indians married before 10 February 1953 and the children of such marriages could freely enter South Africa until 10 February 1956 but not after that date; foreign-born women and children who were resident in South Africa would not be permitted reentry if they left the country for more than three years" (Riley 1991: 38f). See also the IMMIGRATION ACT of 1906 and the IMMIGRANTS RESTRICTION ACT of 1911.

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