Kavangoland was a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Kavango people. It was set up in 1970 and self-government was granted in 1973. The Kavango Legislative Council had its administrative headquarters in Rundu; its first session opened in October 1970 in the presence of the South African Minister for Bantu Administration and Development.

Kavangoland
1970–1989
Flag of Kavangoland
Flag
Map of the bantustan.
Map of the bantustan.
StatusBantustan
CapitalRundu
History 
• Established
1970
• Re-integrated into Namibia
May 1989
CurrencySouth African rand
Preceded by
Succeeded by
South West Africa
Namibia
Allocation of Land to bantustans according to the Odendaal Plan. Kavangoland is in the top center.

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

The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) ruled Kavangoland from 1981 to 1989.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Development of Self-Government for Native Nations of South-West Africa Act, No. 54 of 1968 Republic of South Africa, 1968" (PDF).

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