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The Province of Natal (Afrikaans: Provinsie Natal), commonly called the Natal Province, was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. The Natal Province included the bantustan of KwaZulu. The majority of the white population were English-speaking, causing Natal to become the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the referendum of 1960.[2] In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first multiracial election in 1994.[3]

Province of Natal
Provinsie van Natal
Natal Provincial Arms.png
Map of the provinces of South Africa 1976-1994 with Natal highlighted.svg
 • 1991 2,430,753[1]
 • Origin Colony of Natal
 • Created 31 May 1910
 • Abolished 27 April 1994
 • Succeeded by KwaZulu-Natal
Status Province of South Africa
Government Natal Provincial Council
 • HQ Pietermaritzburg
 • Type Districts

In 1994, the KwaZulu bantustan was reincorporated into the territory of Natal and the province redesignated KwaZulu-Natal.


Districts in 1991Edit

Districts of the province and population at the time of the 1991 census.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Census > 1991 > RSA > Variable Description > Person file > District code". Statistics South Africa - Nesstar WebView. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Ingalls, Leonard (11 May 1961). "Resentment Grows in Natal". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ Wren, Christopher S. (19 October 1990). "De Klerk Lifts Emergency Rule in Natal Province". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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