Definition of influx control in English:

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influx control

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[mass noun]
(In South Africa during the apartheid era) the rigid limitation and control imposed upon the movement of black people into urban areas.
Example sentences
  • Given such differences, the resemblance between apartheid's influx control and current efforts to stop the ‘illegal’ flow of immigrants from South to North should be no surprise.
  • Into this messy situation was introduced the abolition of influx control in 1986, the apartheid government's means of controlling the movement of blacks from rural to urban areas.
  • The Black Sash, a white women's movement launched at the time of constitutional protests in the 1950s, switched its attention to issues such as passes, influx control, and forced removals.

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