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).
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).
1971Act 45 inGovt Gaz.Vol.72No.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.
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