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An Explanation of the Group Areas Act, 1950

OBJECT OF THE ACT
THE OBJECT of this enactment as expressed in its Long Title is to provide for the establishment of group areas, for the control of the acquisition of immovable property and of the occupation of land and premises, and, of course, for matters incidental thereto.....

SUMMARY OF THE GROUP AREAS ACT, 1950

The Group Areas Act is largely based on the principles of the existing legislation, but goes beyond those principles in some respects. Firstly, it extends the principle of exclusive racial areas so as to provide for exclusively European areas.

SUMMARY OF THE GROUP AREAS ACT, 1950

For the past hundred years there has been in force in South Africa legislation deferentially affecting the various racial groups now comprised within the Union of South Africa.

Unlawful Organizations Act, Act No 34 of 1960

The Act was to empower the Governor-General, with a view to the safety of the public or the maintenance of public order, by proclamation in the Gazette to declare the Pan Africanist Congress and the African National Congress and certain other organizations to be unlawful organizations, to amend t

Promotion of Bantu Self-governing Act, Act No 46 of 1959

The Act was to provide for the gradual development of self-governing Bantu national units and for direct consultation between the Government of the Union and the said national units in regard to matters affecting the interests of such national units; to amend the Native Administration Act, 1927,

Extension of University Education Act, Act No 45 of 1959

The Act was to provide for the establishment, maintenance, management and control of unoiversity colleges for non-white persons; for the admission of students to and their instruction at university colleges; for the limitation of the admnission of non-white students to certain university institut

Bantu Investment Corporation Act, Act No 34 of 1959

The Act was to constitute a Corporation the object of which is to promote and encourage industrial and other undertakings and to act as a development, financial and investment institution among Bantu persons in the Bantu areas, and to provide for other incidental matters

Immorality Act, Act No 23 of 1957

The Act was to consolidate and amend the laws relating to brothels and unlawful carnal intercouse and other acts in relation thereto

Natives (Prohibition of Interdicts) Act, Act No 64 of 1956

The Act was to prohibit the granting of interdicts or other dilatory orders of court having the effect of staying or suspending the removal or ejectment of natives in certain cases, and to provide for other incidental matters

Separate Representation of Voters Amendment Act, Act No 30 of 1956

The Act was to amend the Separate Representation of Voters Act, 1951

Coloured Persons Communal Reserves Act, Act No 3 of 1961

The Act was to apply the Mission Stations and Communal Reserves Act 1909, of the Cape of Good Hope, to coloured persons settlement areas within the meaning of the Coloured Persons Settlement Areas (Cape) Act, 1930, to repeal the latter Act and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Urban Bantu Councils Act, Act No 79 of 1961

The Act was to provide for the establishment of urban Bantu councils, the conferring on certain Bantu of civil and criminal jurisdiction in urban areas, the establishment of community guards in certain areas, and matters incidental thereto, and to amend the Natives (Urban Areas) Consolidation Act

Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act, Act No 81 of 1963

Act to consolidate the laws relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths.

Permit in terms of the Departure from the Union Regulations Act, 1955

Departure permits for Jack and Ray Simons issued on the 28th April 1965.

Terrorism Act 1967, Act No 83 of 1967

The Act was to prohibit terroristic activities and to amend the law relating to criminal procedure; and to provide for other incidental matters

Prohibition of Political Interference Act, Act No 51 of 1968

The Act was to prohibit intereference by one population group in the politics of any other population group and the receipt by political parties of financial assistance from abroad

Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, Act No 26 of 1970

Act to provide for citizenship of certain Bantu homelands and for the issue of certificates of citizenship to Bantu persons;in connection therewith to amend certain laws; and to provide for incidental matters.

Affected Organizations Act, Act No 31 of 1974

The Act was to provide for the prohibition of the reciept of money from abroad for certain organizations; and to provide for matters connected therewith

Internal Security Act, Act No 74 of 1982

The Act was to provide for the security of the State and the maintenance of law and order; and to provide for matters connected therewith

Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, Act No 110 of 1963

The Act was to introduce a new constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto

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