Extension of University Education Act, 1959

The Extension of University Education Act, Act 45 of 1959, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. This act made it a criminal offense for a non-white student to register at a formerly open university without the written permission of the Minister of Internal Affairs.[1] New universities were established for the various non-white groups. In the Western Cape, a school in Bellville was established for coloureds, while a school at Ngoye was created in Zululand for Zulus. For Indians, a school was established at Durban in Natal Province, at Turfloop in the Transvaal for the Sotho-Tswanans, while Fort Hare, the former Lovedale Mission College, became restricted to Xhosas.[1]

Extension of University Education Act, 1959
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Parliament of South Africa
CitationAct No. 45 of 1959
Enacted byParliament of South Africa
Royal assent11 June 1959
Commenced21 June 1959
Repealed30 June 1988
Repealed by
Tertiary Education Act, 1988
Status: Repealed

The act was repealed by the Tertiary Education Act, 1988.


  1. ^ a b O’Malley, Padraig. "1959. Extension of University Education Act No 45". Nelson Mandela Center of Memory and Dialogue. Retrieved 3 May 2010.

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