Black Local Authorities Act, 1982

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Black Local Authorities Act, 1982
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Act to provide for the establishment of local committees, village councils and town councils for Black persons in certain areas; for the appointment of a Director of Local Govern­ment; and for incidental matters.
Citation Act No. 102 of 1982
Enacted by Parliament of South Africa
Date assented to 23 June 1982
Date commenced 1 August 1983
Date repealed 2 February 1994
Administered by Minister of Co-operation and Development
Repealing legislation
Local Government Transition Act, 1993
Status: Repealed

The Black Local Authorities Act of 1982 provided for the establishment of a series of local government structures similar to those operating in the South African Apartheid "White areas". For the first time under Apartheid, African black residents of urban locations gained something like autonomy. Although the African black race did not have access to Parliament, this Act gave the racial group some local township power.

Elected by local residents, councillors were responsible for township administration on budgets raised by local rents and levies.

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The Act was repealed on 2 February 1994 by the Local Government Transition Act, 1993.

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