influx control, noun phrase

In historical contexts. During the apartheid era, the rigid limitation and control imposed upon the movement of black people into urban areas; influx. Also attributive.
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Carried out mainly in terms of the Natives (Urban Areas) Consolidation Act (No.25 of 1945), by means of the pass system, and through the Group Areas Act, influx control was abolished in 1986. See also endorse, Group Areas Act (group area noun phrase sense 2 a), pass sense 3 a, Section 10.
[1949 J.S. Franklin This Union 67Limitation of the number of detribalised Natives in urban area; control of the influx of Natives into these areas.]
1955 Report of Commission for Socio-Economic Dev. of Bantu Areas (UG61–1955) 93Influx Control is gradually being applied more strictly in accordance with the labour requirements of urban employers.
1963 Wilson & Mafeje Langa 51To many Africans directed labour, combined with influx control, appears as forced labour, and the system arouses intense bitterness.
1971 Rand Daily Mail 27 Mar. 2The vast majority of short-term prison sentences are for minor statutory offences connected with Bantu influx control, taxation and reference book regulations.
1971 Evening Post 5 June 6A man who had nothing against his wife applied..this week for a decree of divorce because influx control regulations had made it impossible for him to live with her since they were married two years ago.
1980 M. Lipton in Optima Vol.29 No.2, 75Blacks were attracted to the towns, where wages were higher and conditions freer. To counter this, curbs over movement — influx controls or ‘pass’ laws — were introduced to divert Black labour towards, and to bind it to, the mines and particularly the White farms.
1986 E. Prov. Herald 20 June 4The Abolition of Influx Control Bill was read yesterday for a second time to a chorus of ‘hear, hears’ from the PFP benches after an amendment by the Conservative Party Chief Whip..that it be read ‘this day six months’ was defeated.
1989 A. Bernstein in Optima Vol.37 No.1, 18The abolition of influx control has not resulted in mass migration to the PWV.
1990 Weekend Argus 29 Sept. 19From the time influx control was abolished about five years ago, families have been legally allowed to be together.
During the apartheid era, the rigid limitation and control imposed upon the movement of black people into urban areas; influx. Also attributive.

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