Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, 1961
The Preservation of Coloured Areas Act of 1961, was an Apartheid South Africa piece of legislation. It was ostensibly 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.
|Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961|
|Parliament of South Africa|
|Citation||Act No. 31 of 1961|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Royal assent||28 February 1961|
|Commenced||1 December 1961|
|Repealed||30 June 1991|
|Rural Coloured Areas Act, 1963|
This act further strengthened racial segregation legislation of South Africa during the Apartheid regime.
The act was replaced two years later by the Rural Coloured Areas Act, 1963.
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