Bantu Authorities Act, 1951
|Bantu Authorities Act, 1951|
|Parliament of South Africa|
|Citation||Act No. 68 of 1951|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Royal assent||27 June 1951|
|Commenced||17 July 1951|
|Repealed||31 December 2010|
|Administered by||Minister of Native Affairs|
|Black Authorities Act Repeal Act, 2010|
The Bantu Authorities Act, 1951 (Act No. 68 of 1951; subsequently renamed the Black Authorities Act, 1951) was to give authority to Traditional Tribal Leader within their traditional tribal homelands in South Africa. This legislation, succeeding the Native Affairs Act (Act No. 23 of 1920), created the legal basis for Self Determination of the various ethnic and linguistic tribes into traditional homeland reserve areas and established tribal, regional and territorial authorities. This Act was augmented by the Bantu Homelands Citizens Act of 1970.
Many years after the end of apartheid, and with a new framework for traditional leadership present in South African governance, the act became obsolete, and it was formally repealed in 2010, 59 years after it was enacted
- "The History of Apartheid in South Africa". www-cs-students.stanford.edu. Retrieved 25 April 2017.