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community council, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with initial capitals.
historical
The local authority of an urban black township, established by the government in terms of the Community Councils Act of 1977. Also attributive. See also UBC.
Note:
Many communities did not accept the system of local government by community councils, and set up other bodies in opposition to them: see civic. See Weekly Mail quotation 1986.
1977 World 19 Sept. 3The community councils are part and parcel of the homelands’ set-up. The community councils are just a reversed version of the defunct UBC.
1987 Race 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.
The local authority of an urban black township, established by the government in terms of the Community Councils Act of 1977. Also attributive.
Derivatives:
Hence community councillor noun phrase.
1983 E. Prov. Herald 28 Apr. 1These events follow the assassination earlier this week of Mr Harrison Dube, a local community councillor.
1988 Thornton & Ramphele in Boonzaier & Sharp S. Afr. Keywords 32Some community councillors were elected with percentage polls as low as one per cent.

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