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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1969. Public Service Amendment Act

This "provided for the establishment of a highly autonomous Bureau of State Security (BOSS) ... BOSS was empowered to investigate all matters that affected state security" (Riley 1991: 107t). See also the GENERAL LAWS AMENDMENT ACT of 1969.

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