Transkei, Bantustans and the High Commission Territories

by Richard Stevens
New York, New York, United States
March 22, 1965
Publisher: Consultative Council on South Africa
13 pages
Type: Conference Presentation
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Stevens' panel presentation at the National Conference on the South Africa Crisis and American Action in Washington, D.C. discusses Prime Minister Verwoerd’s policy of separate development, intended to direct the inevitable trend toward African nationalism into separate Bantustans rather than all of South Africa. He discusses the Transkei, which became the first constituted Bantustan in 1959, and how various powers over it were retained by the central government. Stevens also discusses South Africa’s goal of incorporating the High Commission Territories of Basutoland, Bechuanaland, and Swaziland, which is essential for realizing its Bantustan policy.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive