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Provinces 1910 - 1994
Upon independence from Great Britain in 1961, South Africa was divided into four provinces:
Homelands Until 1994
Within the provinces named above, ten homelands were created.
Four of them were granted "independence" by South Africa but this was not
recognised by any other country in the world.
In addition, non-independent homelands existed within the borders of South Africa.
All the former South African Homelands ("independent" and non-independent) ceased to exist as
political entities on 27. April 1994 and have all been reincorporated into South Africa.
The flags of the former homelands are no longer in use either officially or unofficially.
The license plates of the former provinces and homelands were not immediately changed over to
the new political organization of South Africa (see section below) but have been gradually
phased out and replaced by colorful designs.
Provinces Since 1994
||Pretoria. Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein
the judicial center.
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||South Africa became independent from Great
Britain in 1961. It was divided into four provinces. Within those
provinces, ten homelands were created. All the former South African Homelands
("independent" and non-independent) ceased to exist as political entities on
27. April 1994. They have all been reincorporated into South Africa.