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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1985. Regional Services Council Act

This act "provided for the establishment of joint metropolitan authorities for the distribution of bulk services. The first councils were established in 1987 in the major metropolitan areas and extended the following year to the rural areas. The councils were indirectly elected by the various local authorities represented in the councils. However, the voting strength bore no relationship to population numbers, but was based on the financial contributions paid for the services consumed" (Christopher 1994: 55).

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