Native Building Workers Act, 1951

The Native Building Workers Act, 1951 (Act No. 27 of 1951; subsequently renamed the Bantu Building Workers Act, 1951 and the Black Building Workers Act, 1951) formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. It legalized the training of blacks in skilled labor in the construction industry, but limited the places in which they were permitted to work. Sections 15 and 19 made it an offense for blacks to work in the employ of whites performing skilled labor in their homes. It was repealed by section 11 of the Industrial Conciliation Amendment Act, Act No. 95 of 1980.[1]

Native Building Workers Act, 1951
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Parliament of South Africa
CitationAct No. 27 of 1951
Enacted byParliament of South Africa
Royal assent26 April 1951
Commenced10 October 1951
Repealed1 August 1980
Administered byMinister of Labour
Repealed by
Industrial Conciliation Amendment Act, 1980
Status: Repealed


  1. ^ "Legislation: 1950s". South African History Online. Retrieved 3 May 2010.