n Journal for Contemporary History - The indabas between the black community and the local authority in Bloemfontein, 1913-1914

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In 1913 an advisory body2 comprising elected black leaders from the various wards in the black townships, and functioning as an official municipal institution, was inaugurated in Bloemfontein. Thus Bloemfontein became one of the first cities to establish such an advisory body and in the process broke new ground in regard to this aspect of local government.

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