Report of the Commission of Enquiry in Regard to Undesirable Publications –


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The Commission, chaired by Geoffrey Cronje ran from 1954 – 1956. It shaped censorship in Apartheid era South Africa well into the 1970’s and brought the ‘undesirable’ into South African discourse on censorship where it became the dominant concept. (Mark Sanders) This copy of the Report belonged to Dr. Edgar Maurice and is signed by him on the inside front wrap. Dr. Maurice was an anti-apartheid activist and principal of Harold Cressy School (1952-1963). He was placed under banning orders in 1968 and later in the same year he and his family were dispossessed of their house in Plumbstead under the Group Areas Act. During his banning order, apartheid’s security police, the Special Branch, would post their cars outside his home, keeping him under surveillance. Some underlining and marginalia by Dr. Maurice. Light wear to the wraps. First edition. Condition: Good. Binding: Softcover

Publisher: Government Printer
Date Published: 1957
Publication Place: South Africa
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Good
Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.5cm

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Weight 1000 g