Urban Bantu Councils Act, 1961

The Urban Bantu Councils Act, Act No 79 of 1961, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. It replaced the Advisory Boards created earlier by the Natives Urban Areas Act of 1923, and permitted democratic election of new municipal councils with African chairmen which were assigned some administrative duties.[1]

Urban Bantu Councils Act, 1961
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Parliament of South Africa
CitationAct No. 79 of 1961
Enacted byParliament of South Africa
Assented to30 June 1961
Commenced7 July 1961
Repealed29 July 1977
Administered byMinister of Bantu Administration and Development
Repealed by
Community Councils Act, 1977
Status: Repealed


  1. ^ O’Malley, Padraig. "1961. Urban Bantu Councils Act No 79". Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue. Retrieved 3 May 2010.