Provinces of South Africa

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Cape Colony

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The Union of South Africa was established in 1910 by combining four British colonies: the Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Transvaal Colony and the Orange River Colony.
Following the 1994 creation of the present-day South African provinces, the Cape Province was partitioned into the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and Western Cape, with smaller parts in North West province.

Cape Province

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(The latter two were, before the Second Boer War, independent republics known as the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.) These colonies became the four original provinces of the Union: Cape Province, Transvaal Province, Natal Province and Orange Free State Province.
The Province of the Cape of Good Hope (Provinsie van die Kaap die Goeie Hoop), commonly referred to as the Cape Province (Kaapprovinsie) and colloquially as The Cape (Die Kaap), was a province in the Union of South Africa and subsequently the Republic of South Africa.

Constitution of South Africa

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The twelfth, thirteenth and sixteenth amendments to the constitution changed the borders of seven of the provinces.
The Interim Constitution provided for a Parliament made up of two houses: a 400-member National Assembly, directly elected by party-list proportional representation, and a ninety-member senate, in which each of the nine provinces was represented by ten senators, elected by the provincial legislature.

Bantustan

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South Africa is divided into nine provinces. On the eve of the 1994 general election, South Africa's former homelands, also known as Bantustans, were reintegrated and the four existing provinces were divided into nine.
From 1994, most parts of the country were constitutionally redivided into new provinces.

Magistrate's court (South Africa)

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The boundaries of these provinces were established in 1993 by a Commission on the Demarcation/Delimitation of Regions created by CODESA, and were broadly based on planning regions demarcated by the Development Bank of Southern Africa in the 1980s, and amalgamated from existing magisterial districts, with some concessions to political parties that wished to consolidate their power bases, by transferring districts between the proposed provinces.
At present there is one regional division established for each province, and the regional court sits at multiple locations throughout the province.

Northern Cape

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The size of the legislature is proportional to population, ranging from 30 members in the Northern Cape to 80 in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Northern Cape (Noord-Kaap; Kapa Bokone; uMntla-Koloni) is the largest and most sparsely populated province of South Africa.

KwaZulu-Natal

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The size of the legislature is proportional to population, ranging from 30 members in the Northern Cape to 80 in KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaZulu-Natal (also referred to as KZN and known as "the garden province" ; iKwaZulu-Natali; KwaZulu-Natal) is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu ("Place of the Zulu" in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged.

Provincial legislature (South Africa)

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Each province is governed by a unicameral legislature.
In South Africa, a provincial legislature is the legislative branch of the government of a province.

Executive Council (South Africa)

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The Premier chooses an Executive Council consisting of between five and ten members of the legislature, which is the cabinet of the provincial government.
In South Africa, the Executive Council of a province is the cabinet of the provincial government.

Eastern Cape

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The Eastern Cape (iMpuma-Koloni; Oos-Kaap; Kapa Botjhabela) is a province of South Africa.

Premier (South Africa)

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The provincial legislature elects, from amongst its members, a Premier, who is the head of the executive.
In South Africa, a Premier is the head of government of one of South Africa's nine provinces.

Free State (province)

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(The latter two were, before the Second Boer War, independent republics known as the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.) These colonies became the four original provinces of the Union: Cape Province, Transvaal Province, Natal Province and Orange Free State Province.
The Free State (Freistata; Vrystaat; iFreyistata; Foreistata; iFuleyisitata; before 1995, the Orange Free State) is a province of South Africa.

Gauteng

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Gauteng (Southern Sotho: Gauteng ; iGauteng; Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, Gauteng; iRhawuti; Gauteng; I-Gauteng; Gauteng), which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.

Limpopo

Limpopo ProvinceNorthern ProvinceNorthern Transvaal
Limpopo (Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Venda, Afrikaans, Limpopo; ILimpopo) is the northernmost province of South Africa.

Mpumalanga

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Mpumalanga (Swazi, iMpumalanga; Mpumalanga; IMpumalanga; Northern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Sotho: Mpumalanga) is a province of South Africa.

North West (South African province)

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North West (Bokone Bophirima; Noordwes; Southern Sotho: Leboya Bophirima; uMntla-Ntshona; N'walungu-Vupeladyambu; iNyakatho Ntshonalanga; Leboa-Bodikela) is a province of South Africa.

Western Cape

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The Western Cape (Wes-Kaap; iNtshona-Koloni) is a province of South Africa, situated on the south-western coast of the country.

Transvaal (province)

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(The latter two were, before the Second Boer War, independent republics known as the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.) These colonies became the four original provinces of the Union: Cape Province, Transvaal Province, Natal Province and Orange Free State Province.

Unicameralism

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Each province is governed by a unicameral legislature.
Provincial legislatures of the Provinces of 🇿🇦 South Africa

Natal (province)

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(The latter two were, before the Second Boer War, independent republics known as the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.) These colonies became the four original provinces of the Union: Cape Province, Transvaal Province, Natal Province and Orange Free State Province.

National Assembly of South Africa

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The legislatures are elected every five years by a system of party-list proportional representation; by convention, they are all elected on the same day, at the same time as the National Assembly election.
One constituency is a national or 'at large' constituency and nine others represent each of the nine provinces.

Provincial governments of South Africa

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The nine provinces of South Africa are governed by provincial governments which form the second layer of government, between the national government and the municipalities.

South Africa

🇿🇦South AfricanRepublic of South Africa
South Africa is divided into nine provinces. On the eve of the 1994 general election, South Africa's former homelands, also known as Bantustans, were reintegrated and the four existing provinces were divided into nine.
Since 1994, all ethnic and linguistic groups have held political representation in the country's liberal democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic and nine provinces.

ISO 3166-2:ZA

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ISO 3166-2:ZA
Currently for South Africa, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 9 provinces.