Hertzog Bills, plural noun phrase

Origin:
Named for J.B.M. Hertzog, the Prime Minister at the time and a principal mover of the legislation.
historical
The Hertzog Bills: A collective name for two parliamentary bills, proposed and promulgated in 1936, which in effect created a legal framework for apartheid.
Note:
The Representation of Natives Bill proposed the removal of African voters from the ordinary electoral roll in the Cape Province and their placement on a separate roll; this became law as the Representation of Natives Act, No.12 of 1936. The Natives’ Trust and Land Act Bill proposed the creation of the South African Native Trust; it became law as the Natives’ Trust and Land Act, No.18 of 1936. See also Land Act sense b, Trust.
1952 Drum Feb. 14The Native Bills of 1936 (better known as the Hertzog Bills) attracted wide interest in the younger generation, but African moderates agreed upon a ‘wait and see’ policy.
1953 A.J. Luthuli in Drum Feb. 11Since the 1936 Hertzog bills the African peoples have lost faith in the good intentions of the Whites to improve their conditions.
1964 M. Benson Afr. Patriots 86The emergence of this rival organization, coming on top of the A.N.C.’s failure to lead the opposition to the Hertzog bills, shocked some of its members into a decision.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 339Time had run out for the opponents of the Hertzog bills and on 6 April 1936, parliament approved the measures by an overwhelming 168 votes to 11.
A collective name for two parliamentary bills, proposed and promulgated in 1936, which in effect created a legal framework for apartheid.
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