from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A former Black homeland of southeast South Africa. It was granted nominal independence in 1980 and was reabsorbed into South Africa by the 1994 constitution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A former Bantustan in the southeast of South Africa, formed in 1961, declared independent in 1981, and reintegrated in 1993.


From Afrikaans Ciskei, from cis- and Kei; hence literally “on this side of the Kei River”, as opposed to Transkei. (Wiktionary)


  • Ngonyama called Ciskei military dictator Oupa Gqozo "callous and unscrupulous" and the march had been planned to protest against the Ciskei regime's "outrageous polices".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While in self-exile in Transkei, Namba Sebe and a recently dismissed Ciskei cabinet minister, Chief Lent Maqoma, formed a resistance movement called the Ciskei People's Rights Protection

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He accused management of calling the Ciskei police on to campus only to arrest Paso/Pan Africanist Congress activists, saying the university had had a standing principle of not allowing the police on campus since 1990.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Linda then referred to attempts being made to call Ciskei ruler Brig Oupa Gqozo to appear before the Sebe-Guzana inequest.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Ramaphosa said people such as Ciskei military dictator Brig

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The SABC was a mostly white institution because homelands such as Ciskei, Bophuthatswana and Transkei had their own broadcasting services.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said the alleged harassment of traditional leaders in homelands such as Ciskei, KwaZulu and Bophuthatswana was also on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A clear pattern of repression and political intolerance is developing in bantustans such as Ciskei, KwaZulu and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He also called on the government to end its financial and military support for "puppets" such as Ciskei leader Brig Oupa

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These attacks are mounted inspite of a meeting between the ANC and the Ciskei which is arranged through the National Peace Accord.



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