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Group Areas Act No 41 of 1950

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The Group Areas Act No 41 of 1950 (commenced 7 July) forced physical separation between races by creating different residential areas for different races. Implementation began in 1954 and it led to forced removals of people living in "wrong" areas and the wholesale destruction of communities. For example, Coloureds living in District Six in Cape Town.

Replaced by the Group Areas Act No 77 of 1957.

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