Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961
|Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961|
|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|Date repealed||30 June 1991|
|Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991|
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
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.
The act was repealed by the Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991 on 30 June 1991.
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