Southern Africa

Southern Africa is made up of more nations and cultures than even Europe. It’s nations are very diverse and rich with culture, traditions and history.

South Africa alone, which has 11 official languages, is made up of over 12 nations, 4 of which had complete independence.

  •  Transkei (Xhosa) – declared independent on 26 October 1976 – country taken over by ANC in 1994
  •  Bophuthatswana (Tswana) – declared independent on 6 December 1977 – taken over by ANC in 1994
  •  Venda (Venda) – declared independent on 13 September 1979 – taken over by ANC in 1994
  •  Ciskei (also Xhosa) – declared independent on 4 December 1981 – taken over by ANC in 1994

Self-governing entities

  •  Gazankulu (Tsonga [Shangaan]) – created self-government in 1969 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994
  •  Lebowa (Northern Sotho or Pedi) – created self-government on 2 October 1972 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994
  •  QwaQwa (Southern Sotho) – created self-government on 1 November 1974 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994
  •  KaNgwane (Swazi) – created self-government in 1981 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994
  •  KwaNdebele (Ndebele) – created self-government in 1981 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994
  •  KwaZulu (Zulu) – created self-government in 1981 – self rule removed by ANC in 1994

The indigenous Khoi and San nations are completely neglected and disregard by the current ANC regime, who merely play lip service to the UN requests to declare the San as first nation..

Other countries in Southern Africa, which are largely subsidised by South Africa are: Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana.