Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act

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Reagan's response on the first version of the Anti-Apartheid Act, October 1985

The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 was a law created by the United States Congress. The law would make sanctions against South Africa and stated five conditions for lifting the sanctions that would end the system of apartheid. Most of the sanctions were repealed in July 1991 after South Africa took steps towards meeting the conditions of the act, with the very few last ones repealed in November 1993.

President Ronald Reagan was against the bill saying that it would cause an "economic war".[1] He vetoed the bill, but was the veto was overriden by both Republicans and Democrats.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, Steven V. (October 3, 1986). "Senate, 78 to 21, Overrides Reagan's Veto and Imposes Sanctions on South Africa". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2009.