Natives Resettlement Act, 1954
|Natives Resettlement Act, 1954|
|Act to provide for the removal of natives from any area in the magisterial district of Johannesburg or any adjoining magisterial district and their settlement elsewhere, and for that purpose to establish a board and to define its functions; and to provide for other incidental matters.|
|Citation||Act No. 19 of 1954|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Date of Royal Assent||4 June 1954|
|Date commenced||1 August 1954|
|Date repealed||1 April 1984|
|Administered by||Minister of Native Affairs|
|Black Communities Development Act, 1984|
The Natives Resettlement Act, Act No 19 of 1954, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. It permitted the removal of blacks from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg by the South African government. This act was designed to remove of blacks from Sophiatown to Meadowlands.
- "Legislation: 1950s". South African History Online. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
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