Tswanaland

Tswanaland was a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), in the far central eastern area of the territory around the village of Aminuis. It was intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Tswana people. Unlike all other homelands, it was never implemented that way. The Ovaherero were allowed to stay in the area, and the Tswana remained a minority.[1] Tswanaland nevertheless got an ethnic Tswana, Constance Kgosiemang, as political leader between 1980 and 1989.[2]

Tswanaland

1980–1989
Flag of Tswanaland
Flag
Map of the bantustan.
Map of the bantustan.
StatusBantustan
CapitalAminuis
History 
• Established
1980
• 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. Tswanaland is the rectangle in eastern central South West Africa

Tswanaland and all other homelands in South West Africa were abolished in May 1989 at the start of the transition to independence.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Biographies of Namibian Personalities, Entry for Clemens Kapuuo". klausdierks.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Biographies of Namibian Personalities, Entry for Constance Kgosimang". klausdierks.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012.

Coordinates: 19°35′00″S 20°31′00″E / 19.5833°S 20.5167°E / -19.5833; 20.5167