Natives Resettlement Act, 1954

Natives Resettlement Act, 1954
Act to provide for the removal of natives from any area in the magisterial district of Johannesburg or any adjoining magisterial district and their settlement elsewhere, and for that purpose to establish a board and to define its functions; and to provide for other incidental matters.
Citation Act No. 19 of 1954
Enacted by Parliament of South Africa
Date of Royal Assent 4 June 1954
Date commenced 1 August 1954
Date repealed 1 April 1984
Administered by Minister of Native Affairs
Repealing legislation
Black Communities Development Act, 1984
Status: Repealed

The Natives Resettlement Act, Act No 19 of 1954, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. It permitted the removal of blacks from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg by the South African government. This act was designed to remove of blacks from Sophiatown to Meadowlands.[1]


  1. "Legislation: 1950s". South African History Online. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
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