Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961

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Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961
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Citation Act No. 31 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Date repealed 30 June 1991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Status: Repealed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 Preservation of Coloured Areas Act of 1961 was an Apartheid South Africa piece of legislation, which was osstensibly enacted to prevent land in coloured areas from being taken without compensation to the owner even if the owner had not registered his claim. It further entrenched "Coloured Areas" in the law.

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

Key Effect of Legislation[edit]

The Preservation of Coloured Areas Act had the effect of causing mortgaged land to be seized with compensation then paid to a white "Guardian" in place of the coloured owner.[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The act was repealed by the Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991 on 30 June 1991.

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