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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1955. Appellate Division Quorum Act No 25 or 27.

Dugard (1978: 31 +289) numbers this act 27, while Dyzenhaus (1991: 50) numbers it 25.

This act "enlarged the court from six to eleven judges and provided that all eleven had to sit in cases to determine the validity of a statute" (Dyzenhaus 1991: 50). Thomp~on (1991: 191) notes an increase from five to seven judges by some unspecIfied act of the same year. See also the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS ACT of 1951.

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