9 October 1953
The Nationalist Party (NP) government developed the concept of allocation of resources such as general infrastructure, education and jobs and formalised this into law. The Amenities Act provided that there should be separate amenities such as toilets, parks and beaches for different racial groups. Subsequently, apartheid signs indicating which people were permitted to enter/use the facilities, were displayed throughout the country. The standard of amenities for non-Whites were generally lower than those for Whites.