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Blackspot removals in Natal

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 218

Scope and Contents

Papers and a few photographs and negatives concerning the impact of the Blackspot Removal Campaign in the province of Natal. Most of the papers are written in English, but there are a few items in Afrikaans and Xhosa.


  • 1953 - 1965


Conditions Governing Access

Those wishing to consult the RCMS 218 must sign the written list of readers that accompanies the collection.

Biographical / Historical

During the Blackspot Removal Campaign the National Party Government in South Africa passed legislation that forced black communities living on freeholdings in white rural areas to leave and resettle on infertile land and in townships. The campaign was its height during the period covered by the material in this collection.


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : negative/paper/photograph

Language of Materials




Former / Other Reference

MSS 58

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by S.T.W. Hayes, St Chad's College, Durham.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Liberal Party of South Africa; Northern Natal African Landowners' Association

Includes index.
2003-12-08 16:18:06+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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