CRC, noun

Forms:
Also C.R.C.
Origin:
Initial letters of Coloured Persons’ Representative Council, Coloured Representative Council.
historical
A legislative body of elected and nominated ‘coloured’ representatives, established in 1969 to deal with community affairs, education, and finance. Also attributive.
Note:
This body was dissolved in 1980.
[1969 Govt Gaz. Vol.46 No.2347, 1Under the powers vested in me by section 1 (1) of the Coloured Persons Representative Council Act, 1964.., I hereby determine the 1 July 1969, as the date on which the Coloured Persons Representative Council..is established.]
1970 Argus 3 Oct. 3The political future of the Coloured people is going to be debated...The uncertainty of our future and the ineffectiveness of the C.R.C. is expected to be hotly debated.
1973 Black Review 1972 92Objections to the creation of and participation in the C.R.C. is that the C.R.C., like other government-created platforms, is..a ‘toy telephone’ designed for ‘window dressing’ for the international scene and to divide blacks.
1976 Argus 20 Sept. 3The Coloured Representative Council is expected to receive a full report..about tomorrow’s CRC talks with the Prime Minister, Mr B.J. Vorster, on the present unrest and detentions.
1981 Survey of Race Rel. 1980 (S.A.I.R.R.) 25From the date of the proclamation dissolving the CRC, that is from April 1, 1980, until a date determined by the State President the CRC would not be constituted.
1984 R. Davies et al. Struggle for S. Afr. II. 397Labour managed to secure the adoption by the CRC of a motion calling for the abolition of all the institutions of apartheid, including the CRC itself.
A legislative body of elected and nominated ‘coloured’ representatives, established in 1969 to deal with community affairs, education, and finance. Also attributive.

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