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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1956. Native Urban Areas Amendment Act

This "enabled municipalities to expel without trial any Black who was considered a threat 'to the maintenance of peace and order' and made failure to obey the ejection order a punishable offence. The chief native commissioner could confine to particular areas the movements of any person who received two such orders within five years. Failure to comply with that order could result in the person being sentenced to a work colony" (Riley 1991: 53). See also the NATIVE ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT ACT of 1956.

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