Extension of University Education Act, 1959
|Extension of University Education Act, 1959|
|Act to provide for the establishment, maintenance, management and control of university colleges for non-white persons; for the admission of students to and their instruction at university colleges; for the limitation of the admission of non-white students to certain university institutions; and for other incidental matters.|
|Citation||Act No. 45 of 1959|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Date of Royal Assent||11 June 1959|
|Date commenced||21 June 1959|
|Date repealed||30 June 1988|
|Tertiary Education Act, 1988|
The Extension of University Education Act, Act 45 of 1959, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. This act made it a criminal offense for a non-white student to register at a formerly open university without the written permission of the Minister of Internal Affairs. New universities were established for the various non-white groups. In the Western Cape, a school in Bellville was established for coloureds, while a school at Ngoye was created in Zululand for Zulus. For Indians, a school was established at Durba in Natal Province, at Turfloop in the Transvaal for the Sotho-Tswanans, while Fort Har, the former Lovedale Mission College, became restricted to Xhosas.
The act was repealed by the Tertary Education Act, 1988.
- O’Malley, Padraig. "1959. Extension of University Education Act No 45". Nelson Mandela Center of Memory and Dialogue. Retrieved 3 May 2010.