List of people banned under Apartheid


Name Act/Section/Issued up to: (delivery date) Date on which notice expires: Miscellaneous: (address, content of order, occupation, whereabouts)
Aba, Lickard Act No. 44 of 1950 (Suppression of Communism Act) Section 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/8/1968 Kentani
Abraham, Eric Antony Act No. 44 of 1950 Section 9 (1)
29 Nov. 1976
30/11/1981 Wynberg UCT graduate who had worked as a correspondent for the South African News Agency. The banning order set him under house arrest, where he was continuously harassed by unknown persons. The incidents included threatening phone calls. Abraham hired a personal bodyguard for protection. In January 1977 he fled to Botswana where he was given emergency travel documents to travel to England.
Abrahams, Abduragman alias Maantjie Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1) 30 June 1970 31/12/1974 Cape Town
Abrahams, Elizabeth Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/8/1969 Paarl
Adam, Magamonke Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
30 June 1970
31/5/1972 St. Marks
Adams, Dorothy Sophie Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/8/1969 Wellington
Adelman, Samuel Elias Act No. 44 o
f 1950 Section 9 (1) 30 June 1981
30/6/1986 Johannesburg
Aderem, Alan Arnold Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
25 March 1977
31/3/1982 Restricted to Cape Town. House arrest: 7pm to 6am Visitors: mother, medical practitioner Postgraduate chemistry student of UCT, working as a voluntary social worker among the squatters in Cape Town. His banning order specifically prohibited him from entering any educational institution, any harbour or any black township.
Adler, David Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
5 May 1978
28/2/1983 Restricted to Johannesburg Executive member and trustee of SACHED, an organisation founded in 1968 with the aim of raising educational standards and opportunities for Africans. Founder and director of Turret College, a correspondence educational organisation catering mostly for black students.
Aitchinson, John Jacques William Act No. 44 of 1950 Section 9 (1)
28 April 1967
30 June 1971
30/4/1970 31/3/1976 Pietermaritzburg
Ajam, Achmat Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/7/1971 Salt River, Cape Town
Albertyn, Christopher James Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
1 Nov. 1976
31/10/1981 Restricted to Durban. Honours graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand. Secretary of the Textile Workers Industrial Union, Durban; he was one of those banned in Nov. '76 along with 22 people involved in black trade unions, or research on black labour, or organisations offering advice and training to black workers. The organisations affected: Urban Trainig Project (UTP); Industrial Aid Society (IAS); Institute of Industrial Education (IIE); Wages Commission and Western Province Workers Advice Bureau; Trade Union Advisory and Co-ordinating Council (TUACC).
Alexander, Dorothy Hazel Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
17 June 1969
30/4/1974r Cape Province
Alexander, Dr. Neville Edward Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
30 April 1974
30/4/1979 Restricted to Cape Town. Graduate of UCT; awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Bursary to study in West Germany where he obtained his doctorate (Ph.D. in Philosophy); on his return he took a teaching post in Cape Town, was arrested in July'63; convicted of sabotage in April'64 as a member of an organisation associated with UMSA; sentenced to 10 years. imprisonment which he served on Robben Island; 5 days before his release he was served with a banning order for 5 years; applied to the Supreme Court for the reason for his banning on the grounds that it had been impossible for him to "further the aims of communism" (as alleged by the Minister of Justice) in a prison cell; the court ordered the Minister to disclose the details of the nature of the documents he relied on in banning Dr. Alexander; the Minister appealed against this ruling to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court which upheld his appeal; Alexander then worked as a clerk in a supermarket.
Alexander, Ray Trade union leader, member of Communist Party. Launched the Federation of SA Women in the 1950's.
Alie, Mohammed Cassiem, alias Abil Qaise Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/5/1971 Bellville
Altman, Phullis Miriam Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/8/1968 Johannesburg
Andersson, Gavin Michael Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)
1 Nov. 1976
31/10/1981 Restricted to Johannesburg. Organiser of MAWU, Jo'burg; involved in a strike of African workers at Heinemann Electric Factory in Germiston, where police attacked workers; he was subsequently prosecuted for incitement and fined R90; he was among those union organisers and others banned in Nov. '76 (see Albertyn). In Jan.'78 he was convicted of breaking his banning order by sending a letter to another banned person, Mr. Alpheus Mthetwa. He was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 5 years.
Anthony, Frank Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)
5 April 1978
30/4/1983 Restricted to Kraaifontein, Western Cape Member of UMSA and APDUSA; was convicted under the Terrorism Act in April 1972 in the trial of members of the African People's Democratic Union os S.A.(Apdusa) and sentenced to 6 years. imprisonment on Robben Island; banned on his release; formerly a teacher from Cape Town.
April, Maushe Wellington Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)30 June 1971 31/8/1972 Kentani
April, Maxim     Banished. Removed from Laingsburg
April, Nqubeni Stanley Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
31/7/1968 Willowvale
Arenstein, Jacqueline Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 5 (1) (e)28 April 1967
31 August 1968
31 August 73
31 August 78
Restricted to Durban. Journalist; wife of Mr. Rowley Arenstein and mother of 2 daughters. One of the accused in the Treason Trial of 1955-1961; aquitted; banned for 5 yrs. since 1963; set under house arrest during nights and at weekends; convicted of breaking her ban by sitting in a coffee bar with three others; sentenced to seven days imprisonment in 1964; acquitted on appeal.
Arenstein, Roley Israel Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 5 (1) (e)
28 April 196730 June 1971
31/10/1967 31/10/1975 31/10/1980 31/10/1985 Restricted to Durban. Attorney who defended many of those accused of political offences; (first banned in 1960?); active in the Congress of Democrats; served a 4 (5?)years. Prison sentence from 1966 for furthering the aims of communism; during his imprisonment he was struck off the roll of attorneys on application by the Secretary of Justice before a judge (in 1968?); banned on his release in 1970; banning order forbids him from working in any legal firm; worked as an insurance broker; his banning order includes house arrest conditions during the nights and at weekends.
Asvat, Mohamed Farouk Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)8 Nov. 1973 31/10/1978 Restricted to Johannesburg Doctor from Fordsburg; brother to Mrs. Amina Cachalia, also banned.
Asvat, Zainap Ebrahim, alias S. Asvat, alias Abdool Patel Act No. 44 of 1950Sec. 9 (1)
28 April 1967
17 June 1969r
31/12/1968 31/12/1973 Johannesburg