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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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. General Laws Amendment Act No 50

According to Section 26, "the Minister of Justice was authorized to direct a non- jury trial in the case of offences under the SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT [of 1950]" (Dugard 1978: 231).

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