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Population Registration.


Act No. 30 of 1950.


“board” means a board constituted in terms of section eleven; (x)


“coloured person” means a person who is not a white person or a native; (iv)


“Director” means the Director of Census appointed under section four of the Census Act, 1910 (Act No. 2 of 1910), and includes the Assistant Director of Census and any officer acting under a delegation from or under the control or direction of the Director; (ii)


“ethnic or other group” means a group prescribed and defined by the Governor-General in terms of subsection (2) of section five; (iii)


“fixed date” means the date upon which the census is taken in the year 1951 in terms of section three of the Census Act, 1910 (Act No. 2 of 1910); (xiii)


“identity card” means the identity card referred to in section thirteen but does not include an identity card which has lapsed in terms of any regulation; (viii)


“identity number” means the identity number assigned to a person in terms of section six; (ix)


“Minister” means the Minister of the Interior; (vi)


“native” means a person who in fact is or is generally accepted as a member of any aboriginal race or tribe of Africa; (vii)


“prescribed” means prescribed by regulation; (xiv)


“register” means the register referred to in section two; (xi)


“regulation” means a regulation made under section twenty; (xii)


“this Act” includes the regulations; (v)


“white person” means a person who in appearance obviously is, or who is generally accepted as a white person, but does not include a person who, although in appearance obviously a white person, is generally accepted as a coloured person. (i)

Compilation and maintenance of population register.

2. There shall, as soon as practicable after the fixed date, be compiled by the Director and thereafter maintained by him, a register of the population of the Union.

Data from which register to be compiled.

3. The particulars required for the compilation of the register in respect of the population of the Union as at the fixed date shall be extracted by the Director from the forms and returns received by him under the Census Act, 1910 (Act No. 2 of 1910), in connection with the census taken on the fixed date and from such other records as may be available to the Director.

What persons to be included in the register.

4. There shall be included in the register, in three separate parts thereof, the names of—



all South African citizens within the Union on the fixed date;


all South African citizens who enter or are born in the Union after the fixed date; and


all persons who become South African citizens in the Union after the fixed date;