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When South Africa controlled South West Africa, it transferred control of Walvis Bay to its Cape Province, thereby making it an exclave. When South West Africa gained independence as Namibia, Walvis Bay remained under South African sovereignty. However, in 1994, Walvis Bay was transferred to Namibia.
Cape Province, named after the Cape of Good Hope, occupied more than half of the South African territory.
It included the homelands Ciskei, most of Transkei and roughly half of Bophuthatswana.
Following 1994, the province was split into
Eastern Cape Northern Cape Western Cape Northwest Province (in part)