Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act, 1951
|Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act, 1951|
|Act to provide for the prevention and control of illegal squatting on public or private land.|
|Citation||Act No. 52 of 1951|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Date of Royal Assent||21 June 1951|
|Date commenced||6 July 1951|
|Date repealed||5 June 1998|
|Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, 1998|
The Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act, Act No 52 of 1951, formed part of the apartheid system of racial segregation in South Africa. This act authorized the forcible removal of squatting communities. It allowed eviction and destruction of homes of squatters by landowners, local authorities, and government officials. It was commenced on 6 July 1951.
- "Legislation: 1950s". South African History Online. Retrieved 3 May 2010.