Coloured Persons Representative Council
|Coloured Persons Representative Council |
|Preceded by||Union Council for Coloured Affairs|
|Succeeded by||House of Representatives|
Chairman of the Executive
Tom Swartz (1969–1975)
Sonny Leon (1975)
Alathea Jansen (1975–1980)
|Seats||60 (40 elected, 20 nominated)|
|First-past-the-post with single-member divisions|
|19 March 1975|
|Proteaville, Bellville, Cape Town|
The Coloured Persons Representative Council of the Republic of South Africa was a partially elected council with limited legislative powers, intended to represent coloured South Africans during the apartheid era. It was first elected in 1969, re-elected in 1975, and permanently dissolved in 1980. In 1984 the House of Representatives was created to represent coloured voters in the Tricameral Parliament.
30 September 1969:
|National Coloured Peoples' Party||1||0||1|
19 March 1975:
|Social Democratic Party||0||1||1|
In the course of its existence the CPRC only passed a small number of laws:
- Law No. 1 of 1971: the Coloured Persons Rehabilitation Centres Law, 1971
- Law No. 1 of 1972: the Coloured Persons Rehabilitation Centres Amendment Law, 1972
- Law No. 1 of 1973: the Coloured Farmers Assistance Law, 1973
- Law No. 1 of 1974: the Coloured Persons Social Pensions Law, 1974
- Law No. 1 of 1977: the Coloured Persons Rehabilitation Centres Amendment Law, 1977
- Law No. 1 of 1979: the Rural Coloured Areas Law, 1979
Notes and references
- The name is sometimes written as "Coloured Persons' Representative Council"; however the text of the Coloured Persons Representative Council Act, 1964, omits the apostrophe.
- Saks, David Yoram (1991). The failure of the Coloured Persons' Representative Council and its constitutional repercussions, 1956–1985 (M.A.). Rhodes University. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
- The independent member joined the Federal Party immediately after the election.