East Caprivi

East Caprivi or Lozi was a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Lozi people. It was set up in 1972, in the very corner of the Namibian panhandle called the Caprivi Strip. It was granted a self-governing status in 1976. The homeland was renamed Lozi soon after. Unlike the other homelands in South West Africa, East Caprivi was administered through the Department of Bantu Administration and Development in Pretoria.[1]

East Caprivi

Oos-Caprivi
Ostcaprivi
1972–1989
Flag of East Caprivi
Flag
Coat of arms of East Caprivi
Coat of arms
Allocation of Land to bantustans according to the Odendaal Plan. East Caprivi is in the top right corner.
Allocation of Land to bantustans according to the Odendaal Plan. East Caprivi is in the top right corner.
Map of the bantustan
Map of the bantustan
StatusBantustan
CapitalKatima Mulilo
Common languagesLozi
English
Afrikaans
German
History 
• Self-government
1972
• Re-integrated into Namibia
May 1989
CurrencySouth African rand
Preceded by
Succeeded by
South West Africa
Namibia 

East Caprivi, like other homelands in South West Africa, was abolished in May 1989 at the start of the transition to independence.

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  1. ^ Lenggenhager, Luregn (4 May 2015). "Nature, War and Development: South Africa's Caprivi Strip, 1960–1980". Journal of Southern African Studies. 41 (3): 467–483. doi:10.1080/03057070.2015.1025337. ISSN 0305-7070.

Coordinates: 17°46′10″S 24°12′49″E / 17.76944°S 24.21361°E / -17.76944; 24.21361