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Pass Laws



Pass Laws resulted from legislation (specifically Abolition of Passes and Co-ordination of Documents Act No. 67 of 1952) introduced in South Africa which required black Africans to carry identity documents in the form of a 'reference book' when outside of set of reserves (later known as homelands or bantustans). The Pass books contained details of their employment history and rights of residence.

The Pass Laws are considered one of the most grievous methods that the South African government used to support Apartheid.

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