Group Areas Development Act, 1955
|Group Areas Development Act, 1955|
|Act to provide for the control of the disposal and for the acquisition of immovable property in group areas and other areas defined under the Group Areas Act, 1950, and for the proper development of such areas, and for the said purposes to establish a board and to define its functions, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.|
|Citation||Act No. 69 of 1955|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Date of Royal Assent||24 June 1955|
|Date commenced||1 February 1956|
|Date repealed||17 February 1966|
|Administered by||Minister of the Interior|
|Community Development Act, 1966|
|Group Areas Act, 1950|
The Group Areas Development Act, 1955 (Act No. 69 of 1955; subsequently renamed the Community Development Act, 1955), formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. It was enacted to help effect the purpose of the Group Areas Act of 1950, namely to exclude non-Whites from living in the most developed areas, which were restricted to Whites. It was later replaced by the Community Development Act of 1966.
- O’Malley, Padraig. "1955. Group Areas Development Act". Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue. Retrieved 3 May 2010.