The Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, Act No 49 of 1953, legalised the segregation of facilities based on race. This act was one of the foundations of the system of apartheid in South Africa.
According to the act the facilities for different races did not need to be of an equal standard and in reality the white facilities were inevitably of a higher standard than the others. The act was repealed on 15 October 1990.
Photographer — Eric Miller
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