THE PASS OFFICE 80 Albert Street

The Central Pass Office was an infamous checkpoint of the influx control system under apartheid. The "Dompas" which controlled the movement of African people was issued here. Denied a place in the city, many were ordered to leave Johannesburg. This building opened in 1954 as the Non-European Affairs Department and was greatly enlarged in the 1960s. Converted into a women's hostel in 1994, it was renamed Usindiso Women's shelter.
80 Albert Street, Mashalltown, Johannesburg
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City of Johannesburg