Definitions

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  • n. Any of ten former territories defined as homelands for black South Africans

Etymologies

From bantu (meaning "people" in some of the Bantu languages) and -stan. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Azanian People's Organisation on Wednesday urged blacks to continue their "revolutionary campaigns against the remaining dummy structures and puppets in the so-called bantustan and tricameral administrations".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Although the ANC rejects the notion of bantustan governments attending the planning conference, the movement's deputy president, Mr Walter Sisulu, and an ANC delegation met its remaining PF allies on Monday and agreed to promote the participation of traditional leaders.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It is also a warning to those who collaborate with the racist regime, especially the so-called bantustan leaders who are acting in collusion with the Vorster regime to deprive the

    SELECTED STATEMENTS AND OTHER PRESS RELEASES, 1963-1983

  • No government, country or nation in the world, genuinely opposed to apartheid, racism and colonialism, could at any time lend support to the bantustan programme in general and to the idea of bantustan "independence" in particular.

    APARTHEID AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

  • In this context, the idea of bantustan independence is an outrage in Africa.

    APARTHEID AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

  • Lastly, the regime divides the population according to tribal origins under the system notoriously known as the bantustan programme.

    RACISM IN ISOLATION

  • He understood the connection between the Palestinian cause and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, a movement which resisted the notion of bantustan 'homelands' for blacks as much as it resisted white supremacism, yet he still supported an unjust ethnic partition of Palestine.

    iToot Stream

  • The former popular ANC member says he was recently labelled a bantustan leader, a reference to his time as a military leader in the former Transkei apartheid "homeland", but considers it all pre-election "air pollution", believing that to take the bait is to raise the profile of the opponent.

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  • In a statement in Johannesburg on Saturday the PPP said a national commission of inquiry should be set up to investigate corruption by all former "bantustan" leaders and the National Party government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ANC Southern Natal secretary S'bu Ndebele said on Wednesday his organisation would always recognise the Zulu nation but was opposed to the KwaZulu "bantustan" which he described as an apartheid creation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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