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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1976. Internal Security Amendment Act No 79

This is referred to by Barber & Barratt (1990: 211) as the INTERNAL SECURITY AMENDMENT ACT.

This act made it possible to detain suspects for an unlimited period of time without authorization from a judge (Lapping 1986: 200; but see Dyzenhaus 1991: 150+ 163). See also the GENERAL LAWS AMENDMENT ACT of 1963.

A further INTERNAL SECURITY ACT was enacted in 1982.

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