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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1968. Separate Representation of Voters Amendment Act No 50

Together with the COLOURED PERSONS REPRESENT A TIVE COUNCIL AMENDMENT ACT of 1968, this abolished the representational system created by the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS AMENDMENT ACT of 1956. See also the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS ACT of 1951.

"It extended until 1971 the existing terms of office of the Whites elected by Coloureds to represent them in Parliament. The seats, which would not be refilled if they fell vacant before that date, would then be abolished" (Riley 1991: 103).

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