Made each local authority responsible for the blacks in its area. 'Native advisory boards' regulated influx control and removed 'surplus' people, i.e. those who were not employed in the area. The country was divided into prescribed (urban) and non- prescribed areas, movement between the two being strictly controlled (Horrell 1978: 2-3).
This Act was consolidated by the 1945 Blacks (Urban Areas) Consolidation Act. Assent gained: 14 June 1923; commencement date not found.Repealed by the Blacks (Urban Areas) Consolidation Act No 25 of 1945
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