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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

The land apportionment act of 1930

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a) Land Apportionment Act of 1930.
The Act introduced rigid territorial segregation with land being divided into white’s and Africans’ portions. No African was allowed to acquire land outside their segregated portion.
The minority whites acquired over half of the best arable land. Africans were given the semi arid areas infested by mosquitoes.
Land was categorized into four;
1) Native Reserve Area. For Africans population. The Land was characterized with congestion since it was inadequate.
2) Native Purchase Area. For Africans to buy. Such areas had harsh climatic conditions.
3) European Area. For Whites only.
4) Unassigned Area. For government expansion of buildings and other uses.