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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1957. State-Aided Institutions Act

This "empowered the Government to enforce segregation in libraries and places of entertainment if they were controlled by public authorities, whether the audiences gathered to read, to watch boxing or to listen to Brahms" (Davenport 1987: 380).

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.