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The Internal Security Act (Suppression of Communism Act), Act No 44 of 1950

Theme: Against The Common Enemy

Call Number: D07.02.02
Identifier: TUT_Chp07_InternalSecurityAct_1950
Title: The Internal Security Act (Suppression of Communism Act), Act No 44 of 1950
Date: 1950
Subject: Bannings;
Community Party in South Africa - CPSA;
Description: This is a copy of the Internal Security Act (Suppression of Communism Act) No 44 of 1950. This act, commenced on 17 July 1950, banned communism and the Community Party in South Africa. Communism was defined so broadly that it covered any call for radical change. Communists could be banned from participating in a political organization and restricted to a particular area. Other listed organizations and persons believed to be promoting 'communism' were also banned. Included in SAHA's virtual exhibition 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa'
Creator: Union of South Africa
Type: Legislation
Format: Access copy - PDF
Source: Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Digital rights: Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)
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