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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.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. Electoral Laws Amendment Act No 99

This amendment aimed at excluding "persons who had been convicted and imprisoned under [the SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT of 1950, and later the INTERNAL SECURITY ACT of 1976] ... from the franchise and consequently from holding poitical office" (Dugard 1978: 160).

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