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street committee, noun phrase

Also with initial capitals. An elected body consisting of residents of a township street, falling under the control of a civic, and carrying out the tasks of local government. Also attributive. See also people’s court sense 3.
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The street committees perform the duties of the former township municipalities, which collapsed during the 1980s (having been widely perceived as illegitimate apartheid structures).
1986 Race Rel. Survey 1985 (S.A.I.R.R.) 531The unrest led to the collapse of black local government structures in many areas. The development of alternative structures of government by residents emerged..and took the form of street committees, area committees, and ‘people’s courts’.
1993 Sunday Times 31 Oct. 7We have excellent intelligence. We are plugged into the street committees and area committees..and we know everything.
An elected body consisting of residents of a township street, falling under the control of a civic, and carrying out the tasks of local government. Also attributive.

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