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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.
- ‘The influx control laws could not stem the tide of African urbanization.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Most commentators attribute this development to the relaxation of influx control regulations that resulted in many economic migrants flocking into the city.’
- ‘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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