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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1982. Registration of Newspapers Amendment Act

This enacted most of the recommendations of the Steyn Commission of 1982, which made provisions for the "covert government control over the management of news ... a registrar of journalists, and their enrollment supervised by a council" (Davenport 1987: 567). See also ORDINANCE 50 of 1829.

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