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1910 - 1994
When South Africa became independent from Great Britain in 1960 it was divided
into four provinces
- Cape Province
- Orange Free State
|Within the provinces named above, ten homelands were created, four of which
were granted "independence" by South Africa (not recognised by any other country in the
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.
KwaZulu - Natal
||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.