T.E. Donges and the Group Areas Act

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dc.contributor.author James, Wilmot G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-01T12:46:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-01T12:46:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8815
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 1 June, 1992 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1950 the minister of the interior T. E. (Eben) Donges, introduced group areas legislation in the house of assembly of parliament. The intention of the legislation, he told its white members, was to "make provision for the establishment of ... separate areas for the different racial groups, by compulsion if necessary.' ‘Separate areas’ referred to residential neighbourhoods and business districts. ‘Racial groups’ were defined by the population registration act passed also during 1950 as comprising three populations: white, coloured and African. As such, group areas were the geographical and spatial expression of apartheid (or as Donges preferred, "separate development with a vertical colour bar') seeking to draw rigid boundaries between the three main racial groupings the apartheid-minded fraternity desired to see emerge. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 204
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Donges, T. E. (T. Eben) en_US
dc.title T.E. Donges and the Group Areas Act en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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