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Riotous Assemblies and Suppression of Communism Amendment Act No 15 of 1954

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The Riotous Assemblies and Suppression of Communism Amendment Act No 15 of 1954 (commenced 15 April 1954) empowered the Minister of Justice "to prohibit listed persons from being members of specific organisations or from attending gatherings of any description without giving them the opportunity of making representations in their defence or furnishing reasons". He was also "authorized to prohibit any particular gathering or all gatherings, in any public place for specified periods". The act also allowed the Minister to ban publications deemed to incite hostility between groups and thus could be used to ban publications which tried to being about social change.

Repealed by the Internal Security Act No 74 of 1982.

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