Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991

The Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991 (Act No. 108 of 1991) is an act of the Parliament of South Africa which repealed many of the apartheid laws that imposed race-based restrictions on land ownership and land use. Among the laws repealed were the Black Land Act, 1913 (formerly the Native Land Act), the Development Trust and Land Act, 1936 (formerly the Native Trust and Land Act) and the Group Areas Act, 1966.

Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991
Parliament of South Africa
CitationAct No. 108 of 1991
Territorial extentRepublic of South Africa
Enacted byParliament of South Africa
Assented to27 June 1991
Commenced30 June 1991
Repeals
Black Land Act, 1913
Development Trust and Land Act, 1936
Unbeneficial Occupation of Farms Act, 1937
Coloured Persons Settlement Act, 1946
Asiatic Land Tenure Act, 1946
Black Affairs Act, 1959
Rural Coloured Areas Act, 1963
Group Areas Act, 1966
Black Communities Development Act, 1984
Summary
Repealed laws that imposed racially based restrictions on land ownership and use.
Status: Spent

In his speech at the Opening of Parliament on 1 February 1990, State President F. W. de Klerk announced that the Land Acts and the Group Areas Act would be repealed. A white paper on the topic was tabled on 12 March. The bill was passed by Parliament on 5 June, signed by President de Klerk on 27 June, and came into force on 30 June[1]

List of repealed principal actsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Malley, Padraig. "Chronologies: 1991". Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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