Coloured Persons Communal Reserves Act, 1961

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Coloured Persons Communal Reserves Act, 1961
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Act 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.
Citation Act No. 3 of 1961
Enacted by Parliament of South Africa
Date of Royal Assent 28 February 1961
Date commenced 1 December 1961
Date repealed 30 June 1991
Repealing legislation
Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991
Status: Repealed

The Coloured Persons Communal Reserves Act of 1961 was an Apartheid South Africa piece of legislation, which was enacted 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.

This Act further strengthened racial segration legislation of South Africa during the Apartheid regime.

Key Effect of Legislation[edit]

The Coloured Persons Communal Rerserves Act had the effect of lowering wages by denying Africans rights within urban areas and by keeping their families and dependants on subsistence plots in the reserves.[citation needed]

Repeal[edit]

The act was repealed by the Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991 on 30 June 1991.

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