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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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. Bantu Prohibition of Interdicts Act No 64

"The Government is clearly opposed to judicial scrutiny of its arbitrary removal of Africans from 'white areas.' This is made abundantly clear by the BANTU (PROHIBITION OF INTERDICTS) ACT of 1956 which prohibits an African from obtaining a court interdict to suspend the operation of any banishment order pending an attack on the validity of any such order" (Dugard 1978: 78).

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