Rehoboth (homeland)

Rehoboth (or Basterland) was a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia) intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Baster people in the area around the town of Rehoboth, Namibia. A centrally administered local government was created in 1979. The bantustan existed until 29 July 1989, a few months prior to the Independence of Namibia.

Rehoboth
Basterland
1979–1989
Flag of Rehoboth
Flag
Map of the bantustan.
Map of the bantustan.
StatusBantustan
CapitalRehoboth
History 
• Established
1979
• 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. The homeland of Rehoboth is in the centre of the territory.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Rehoboth Basters, information on the history of the Baster community in Namibia.

Coordinates: 23°18′57.36″S 17°4′50.96″E / 23.3159333°S 17.0808222°E / -23.3159333; 17.0808222