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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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. Coloured Persons Representative Council Amendment Act No 52

Together with the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS AMENDMENT ACT of 1968, this abolished the representational system created by the SEP ARA TE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS AMENDMENT ACT of 1956. See also the SEPARATE REPRESENTATION OF VOTERS ACT of 1951.

This act removed the Coloureds "from even indirect participation in the White Parliament. It transferred the representation of Coloureds to an expanded Coloured persons representative council, which would be authorized to legislate for Coloureds in such areas as social welfare, education and local government. The council, which had previously served in a purely advisory capacity, would have 40 elected and 20 appointed mem-bers to maintain a committee for liaison with Parliament" (Riley 1991: 103).

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