This Act makes provision with respect to prevention of discrimination based on race, origin, creed, gender, etc.The Act concerns, among other things, prevention of discrimination in regard to public premises, commodities, services and facilities, prevention of discrimination in regard to sale, lease or other disposal of any immovable property and prevention of discrimination in regard to granting of the financing of land transactions and other financing.
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The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the former British South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980.