“The object of this pamphlet is to present a factual summary of the laws that bear on race relations [in South Africa].
Details of the various measures have inevitably had to be omitted; but it is hoped that the summaries will prove useful as a source of reference.
Pre-1948 legislation has been separated from [those] that passed since. There are two reasons for this. The first is that measures introduced in the earlier period were of an ad hoc nature. After 1948 the legislative programme introduced to implement the policy of separate development (usually known as apartheid) had a more clearly defined pattern.
Secondly, the grouping together of post-1948 legislation facilitates the use of this work in conjunction with one that accompanies it, entitled Action, Reaction, and Counteraction. In the companion booklet accounts are given of events leading up to the introduction of the more significant legislative measures, Government action in terms of these laws, reactions by Non-Whites, and counteraction by the Government.” (from the introduction note of the first booklet)
- Title 1: Legislation and Race Relations
- Title 2: Action, Reaction, and Counteraction
- Author: Muriel Horrell
- Publisher: South African Institute of Race Relations
- Place: Johannesburg
- Year: 1963
- Edition: First editions
- Length: 68pp; 120pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 8.38” x 0.25”; 5.5” x 8.38” x 0.25”
- Condition: Both booklets are in good condition. The first has a stapled spine. The staples appear to be original. They are slightly rusted to a more of a charcoal color than pure steel. There is some wear and cracking at the spine in addition to the general scuffing from and wear. The second booklet is perfect bound with six internal staples that are significantly rusted. It has light general wear and scuffing as well as more noticeable wear and fraying at the spine. Both booklets have clean pages—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. The also both bear ink inscriptions on their title pages: “" Marilee Karl // 244 McGiffert."