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A Bantustan (also known as Bantu homeland, black homeland, black state or simply homeland) was a territory set aside for black inhabitants of South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia), as part of the policy of apartheid. Ten Bantustans were established in South Africa, and ten in neighbouring South West Africa (then under South African administration), for the purpose of concentrating the members of designated ethnic groups, thus making each of those territories ethnically homogeneous as the basis for creating "autonomous" nation states for South Africa's different black ethnic groups.


The term was first used in the late 1940s and was coined from Bantu (meaning "people" in some of the Bantu languages) and -stan (a suffix meaning "land" in the Persian language and some Persian-influenced languages of western, southern and Central Asia). It was regarded as a disparaging term by some critics of the apartheid-era government's "homelands" (from Afrikaans tuisland). The word "bantustan", today, is often used in a pejorative sense when describing a region that lacks any real legitimacy, consists of several unconnected enclaves, or emerges from national or international gerrymandering.


Four of the South African Bantustans—Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei (the so-called "TBVC States")—were declared independent, though this was not officially recognised outside of South Africa. Other South African Bantustans (like KwaZulu, Lebowa, and QwaQwa) received partial autonomy but were never granted independence. In South West Africa, Ovamboland, Kavangoland, and East Caprivi were granted self-determination.


The Bantustans were abolished with the end of apartheid and re-joined South Africa proper.

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... government ministers colluded extensively with banks, Bantustan governments, Corporations, and intelligence services to defraud the public ...
They don't want anything to do with people who want to overthrow the Constitution and set up racial Bantustans. No, the real threat to traditional conservatism is ...
... its ilk at their doorstep is far more troubling for them than for Abbas, whose Bantustans in the West Bank are separated from Gaza by Israel.
They don't want anything to do with people who want to overthrow the Constitution and set up racial Bantustans. No, the real threat to traditional ...
Palestinians are the ones being forcibly enclosed within Bantustans as part of a comprehensive system of apartheid - not Israelis. Throughout ...
They don't want anything to do with people who want to overthrow the Constitution and set up racial Bantustans. No, the real threat to traditional ...
They don't want anything to do with people who want to overthrow the Constitution and set up racial Bantustans. No, the real threat to traditional ...
The T-TPLF did not need a civil war to break up Ethiopia into 9 apartheid-style Bantustans called kilils to make it easier for them to divide and ...
Israel wants Palestinians confined to Bantustans on worthless scrubland, valued areas for exclusive Jewish use and development.
Blacks being given their own Bantustan made up of several states was a demand of the Nation of Islam back in the 1960s---and endorsed by ...
As that racist regime came under increasing pressure to end white supremacist rule in the late 20th century, it created a system of "Bantustans" ...
The fragmented KwaZulu Bantustan boasted a sizeable black African movement - Inkatha - whose support was bolstered by significant ...
It would be demeaning for David Goldblatt to remain wedded to UCT when it has forcibly removed his work to some Bantustan in its basement, ...
Born poor and raised by a single mother in one of the miserable Bantustans of apartheid-era South Africa, Zuma was able to speak directly, and ...
... un-American term) and instead smells of Old World nativism and the artificial Bantustan homelands created by South Africa during apartheid.
Fatah, currently headed by Mahmoud Abbas, has failed to achieve liberation for the Palestinian people and has transformed into a Bantustan ...
... of the occupied territory, turning it into homelands (the Bantustans which were established by the apartheid government, were areas to which ...
After all, Jordan is a whole other state over which Israel does not assert effective control - while Ramallah is a Palestinian Bantustan encircled ...
As for the Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Zionists suggest they either be transferred to other Arab countries, continue to live in semi-autonomous and non-contiguous Bantustans, or, in the best-case-liberal-scenario, establish a ...
Desalegn's regime operates an ethnic apartheid system called kilils (kililistans that are similar to apartheid South Africa's Bantustans) in Ethiopia.[22]. Desalegn and his regime have a long and infamous record of human rights violations as documented ...
No one bought the logic but for the odd Bantustan leader drunk on self-enrichment. In the end, apartheid had to fall, because such evil is not sustainable across time.
First it was the issue of Stella Sigcau, a former Bantustan leader, who was implicated in corruption by Bantu Holomisa in the Transkei.
THE Oslo Accords of 1993 and the subsequent "road map to peace" of the early 2000s, which promised the erection of a Bantustan-style Palestinian State, underpinned the successful efforts of the Israeli political establishment to normalize business ...
Former members of liberation movements uMkhonto we Sizwe(MK) and Azanian People's Liberation Army, including former Bantustan armies, received keys to their homes in Eerste Rivier, largely because of an initiative by Lindiwe Sisulu, the national ...
"It still moves" galileo said after recanting the heretical idea that Earth revolved around the sun. And across the UN, people will say, "It is still apartheid" after the new, already embattled Secretary General Antonio Guterres withdrew the report ...
government leaders are now arguing that the debate over ancestral land was settled at the 1991 land conference, and that it will only bring back Bantustans. Such dismissive attitude is proof of leaders who do not even want to listen why the issue is ...
Seldom has an idea been pronounced dead more often than that of making peace between Israel and the Palestinians through a two-state solution.
Mickey Winifred Linda runs a soup kitchen and sewing project in Khayelitsha, the largest and fastest-growing township in South Africa.
Until 1994's elections, black South Africans were not citizens of South Africa, but of "homelands" or "Bantustans", areas where the black population was resettled under apartheid. The South Africa of postcards was the preserve of the white settler ...
They have divided us into Bantustans, forced us into exile and fought our de facto existence as this bill does through muffling a traditional sound associated with the Arabic-speaking Palestinian population.
The remaining 10% per cent, made up of drought-punished areas were designated as Bantustans, land for Black people with their own governments.
apartheid was built on the premise of total separations of blacks amongst themselves on ethnic grounds (Homelands or Bantustans) and the separation among whites, Indians and coloureds. There was no participation of blacks in politics, serve for the ...
Instaad of CONSOLIDATING the Military Victory and making Sri Lanka IMPREGNABLE, this APOLOGY of a Preseident is Presiding over the DISINTEGRATION of the Nation into a patchwork of Bantustans, while a TREACHEROUS UNP government appoints ...
She lives in KwaNdebele, a former Bantustan in Mpumalanga. "I don't know really well but I've heard about it," said Mahlangu of the social grants crisis.
It was achieved in the codes of governors (such as the Tulbagh Code), native administrators, commissioners of native affairs, Bantustans, influx control, prison, torture, live ammunition at Sharpeville in 1960 and in Soweto in 1976 and, of course, all ...
Au tratat Romania ca un Bantustan in care au implementat conceptul de Big Brother prin Marele Binom. Pina la capat ! E timpul ca Trump sa taie in carne vie atit cancerul american cit si metastazele lui din Romania, concediindu-l pe Hans Klemm si numind ...
Creations of little 'Bantustans' are happening all over Sri Lanka mainly with small Muslim communities to begin with, which later expand by uncontrolled breeding, the purchase of adjoining land and the building of mosques.
For Israel, with or without a 'peace process', this continues to be policy: the more it draws out the time, the more opportunity it gets to annex, the more it shrinks Palestinian enclaves into Bantustans and open air prisons. Israel has no intention of ...
The other solution is to re-create apartheid South Africa's Bantustans, little enclaves of land with often undesirable characteristics into which you crowd all the people that you don't want and declare that these are their new countries.
place for purposes of oppression and did not adjust or panel beat it to suit the circumstances of a Third World, post-colonial, post-apartheid, post- Bantustan, post-war socio-economic system with set mindsets based upon hostility and gross ignorance ...
His credentials are questionable: his measly career started in a Bantustan where he allegedly was close to chief minister Mopeli of Qwa Qwa.
Critics say the bill re-entrenches the tribal boundaries and leadership structures created by the apartheid regime, which dumped many black people in "Bantustans", semi-autonomous homelands created to maintain the fiction that blacks did not need the ...
... bat campii intr-o veselie cu ce NU este de competenta DNA, cu ce NU trebuie sa faca DNA, cu imunitatea penalilor, care in opinia lor au voie sa faca ce vor, cand vor si cum vor, ca asa este FISA postului unui guvern marioneta de Bantustan al ...
TO SAY that Utoni Nujoma, the minister of land reform, is being disingenuous by invoking the spectre of Bantustans, is to aid him in beating around the bush.
The post-1969 Troubles arose from the unwillingness of the old Unionist oligarchy to accept reform and the dismantling of the Protestant Ascendancy inside the Northern Ireland Bantustan. But violence as a political strategy on both sides merely ...
The post-1969 Troubles arose from the unwillingness of the old Unionist oligarchy to accept reform and the dismantling of the Protestant Ascendancy inside the Northern Ireland Bantustan. But violence as a political strategy on both sides merely ...
At his meeting with the US president Donald Trump at the White House on February 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored what in his eyes must be a spectacular diplomatic success: he got the new president to reverse the US' long-standing ...
This is how the first people of this land live in the forgotten Bantustans of the American West. This system, an essential foundation of the United States, is rooted in the theft of Indigenous land and the ongoing disavowal of indigenous sovereignty ...
... among Arab populations as well as regimes regarding the plight of their co-ethnic brethren in Palestine is not about to be flushed down the toilet by pressuring Palestinian leaders to accept some Bantustan-like arrangement and calling it a peace ...
... a New Constitution to DISMANTLE unitary sovereign Sri Lanka into a patchwork collection of ethno-religious Bantustans is being crafted by a Kalliya of para-gathi foreign puppets and separatist minorities, without any input from the majority Sinhala ...


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