Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970

Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970
Act to provide for citizenship of certain Bantu homelands and for the issue of certificates of citizenship to Bantu persons; in connection therewith to amend certain laws; and to provide for incidental matters.
Citation Act No. 26 of 1970
Enacted by Parliament of South Africa
Date assented to 3 March 1970
Date commenced 26 March 1970
Date repealed 27 April 1994
Administered by Minister of Bantu Administration and Development
Repealing legislation
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993
Status: Repealed

The Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970 (Act No. 26 of 1970; subsequently renamed the Black States Citizenship Act, 1970 and the National States Citizenship Act, 1970) was a Self Determination or denaturalization law passed during the apartheid era of South Africa that allocated various tribes and nations black South Africans as citizens of their traditional black tribal "homelands," or Bantustans.

The act was repealed on 27 April 1994 by the Interim Constitution of South Africa.

External links

  • African History: Apartheid Legislation in South Africa

See also



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