New Group Areas Amendment Bill excludes sports

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Wednesday, 21 April 1982

A Group Areas Amendment Bill, introduced on 7 March 1982 and enacted on 21 April, maintained the existing commitment to the principle of separate residential areas, schools and amenities for different races, but excluded sports venues from its provisions. It is assumed that this step was taken in an effort to ease restrictions on participation of South African sportsmen in international games.

References:
• Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

Last updated : 16-Apr-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011