administration board, noun phrase

Forms:
Often with initial capitals.
In historical contexts. A regional government structure responsible for implementing influx control regulations and other laws which affected black people living outside the ‘homelands’; BAAB. Also attributive. See also pass office (pass sense 4).
Note:
Constituted in 1971, the boards were first known as ‘Bantu Affairs Administration Boards’ (see BAAB), then renamed ‘development boards’ (see development board) in 1984, before being abolished in July 1986. Often combined with the name of the region served, e.g. East Cape Administration Board (abbreviation ECAB), West Rand Administration Board (abbreviation WRAB).
1971 Act 45 in Govt Gaz. Vol.72 No.3127, 2Act To make better provision for the administration of Bantu Affairs outside the Bantu homelands, and for that purpose to provide for the establishment of Bantu Affairs Administration Boards.
c1980 S. Afr. 1979: Off. Yrbk (Info. Service of S. Afr.) 227Qualified Blacks can now buy houses from the administration boards.
1980 Rand Daily Mail 31 Oct. 1Three people were wounded when two handgrenades were hurled at the West Rand Administration Board offices in Soweto.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People 58Each year the Administration Board attempts to rid Cape Town of Africans (who may have been in the area for many years) having no formal shelter.
1986 Learn & Teach No.7, 9Mrs Voyiya..built a new shack in a new squatter camp right next to the Administration Board offices in Nyanga township.
1987 Race Rel. Survey 1986 (S.A.I.R.R) I. 341Employers used to have to pay a monthly levy in respect of each African employee to the administration (and later development) boards.
1987 New Nation 5 Mar. 1They had used an administration board vehicle to carry out arrests and the board’s office to interrogate and assault people.
A regional government structure responsible for implementing influx control regulations and other laws which affected black people living outside the ‘homelands’; BAAB. Also attributive.

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