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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1951

Legislation passed to change Constitution and remove Coloured people of the Cape from the voters' roll. Large scale protest meetings held.

Black Sash formed - a group of white women against Constitution change stand outside parliament wearing black sashes. The group develops into an effective organisation, with advice offices nationally.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.