1978Survey of Race Rel. (S.A.I.R.R.) 5In terms of the Community Councils Act of 1977, community councils, elected on a non-ethnic basis, are planned to replace urban Bantu councils in urban African townships.
c1980S. Afr. 1979: Off. Yrbk (Info. Service of S. Afr.) 227The Community Councils Act..will provide urban Black communities with certain rights to self-government in that certain functions will be taken over from the administration boards...Up to June 1978 some 100 community councils had been established.
1982Pace Nov. 164Azapo’s comment was: ‘A vote for the Community Council or any Government-instituted body is a betrayal to the black cause’.
1983Survey of Race Rel. 1982 (S.A.I.R.R.) 297The Community Council system was perceived as an unacceptable extension of the administration boards and apartheid system.
1986Weekly Mail 29 Aug. 2With the demise of the development boards on July 1, all remaining community councils have been transformed into fully-fledged local authorities.
1987Race Rel. Survey 1986 (S.A.I.R.R.)I. 119The chairman of the Duncan Village (East London) community council..claimed..that the council had the support of the ‘vast majority’ of residents and challenged anyone to prove otherwise.
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