development board, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with initial capitals.
historical
The regional government body which assumed the functions of an administration board from 1984 to 1986. Also attributive.
Note:
See note at administration board. Often combined with the name of the region served, e.g. East Cape Development Board.
Note:
Although sources report that the name was changed in 1982, the Black Communities Act (No.4 of 1984) was signed only on 22 February 1984, and published in the Government Gazette on 2 March 1984.
1984 Survey of Race Rel. 1983 (S.A.I.R.R.) 254Under the Black Communities Development Bill, published in 1982 and then referred for re-examination by a parliamentary select committee, the administration boards are to become development boards but will remain subject to the external control and direction of the Department of Co-operation and Development.
1984 Govt Gaz. Vol.225 No.9080, 11Any reference in any law or document to such administration area or to such administration board shall be construed as a reference to the development board area or the development board concerned.
1985 Platzky & Walker Surplus People p.xxixAdministration Boards became known as Development Boards. (The name was changed in 1982.)
1986 E. Prov. Herald 20 June 4A total of 1 204 development board inspectors had been given new jobs because of the abolition of influx control.
1988 R. Riordan in Monitor June 71The East Cape Development Board, and the Ibhayi Town council, are the government authorities who run PE’s townships.
The regional government body which assumed the functions of an administration board from 1984 to 1986. Also attributive.

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