health committee, noun phrase

In the former provinces of Natal and the Transvaal: a local authority responsible for the management of small communities.
1942 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 22, 1941 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 95A form of local government by means of health committees is provided for, such committees to control matters of sanitation and public health.
1961 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 30, 1960 (Bureau of Census & Statistics) 119The Administrator may, by proclamation, constitute a health committee for any area not being or forming part of a borough or township.
1961 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 30, 1960 (Bureau of Census & Statistics) 120Health committees may consist of persons appointed by the Administrator, or in certain instances they may be elected.
1972 W.E. Verschuur in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VII. 15Health committees..constitute a simpler form of authority than village management boards.
c1980 S. Afr. 1979: Off. Yrbk (Info. Service of S. Afr.) 173The health committees of Natal and the Transvaal comprise a limited number of local citizens appointed by the Administrators of the provinces concerned to supervise community services in villages too small to elect their own councils.
1989 P.E. Raper Dict. of Sn Afr. Place Names 328Mariannhill..founded in 1882 as a Trappist monastery..developed until in 1952 a health committee was established.
1991 Newsletter (Rhodes University) June 7Pat has been chairman of the Everton Health Committee for the past five years.
a local authority responsible for the management of small communities.

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