2 S. African cities to try dropping a black curfew

Two South African cities are to experiment with dropping the 72-hour curfew imposed on visiting blacks, one of the most hated apartheid laws. Piet Koornhof , minister of cooperation and development (black affairs), said in Parliament this week that the curfew, whereby blacks need a permit to stay more than 72 hours in an urban area where they do not live, would be dropped in Pretoria and Bloemfontein as an experiment. The curfew is an integral part of so-called influx-control laws, which restrict the movements of blacks.

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