Godfrey Yeatman Lagden

Godfrey Yeatman Lagden (Sir)
Birth and death
1851 - 1934
Profession details
Colonial Administrator
Related place
Alistair Grant

Sir Godfrey Yeatman Lagden (1851-1934), Colonial Administrator. In February 1905, as Chair of the South African Native Affairs Commission (SANAC) he recommended territorial segregation and a system of political separation, with separate electoral rolls and constituencies for Africans and Whites. The report embodied many features of the emerging policy of segregation, the forerunner of apartheid. He died at his home, Selwyn, Oatlands Chase, and was buried at St Mary's, Oatlands.

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