Natal Province

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Province of Natal
Provinsie van Natal
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Map of the provinces of South Africa 1976-1994 with Natal highlighted.svg
Population
 • 1991 2,430,753[1]
History
 • Origin Colony of Natal
 • Created 31 May 1910
 • Abolished 27 April 1994
 • Succeeded by KwaZulu-Natal
Status Province of South Africa
Government Natal Provincial Council
 • HQ Pietermaritzburg
Subdivisions
 • Type Districts

The Province of Natal (Afrikaans: Provinsie van Natal), commonly referred to as the Natal Province (Afrikaans: Natal Provinsie) was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. The Natal Province included the bantustan of KwaZulu. The majority of the white population were English-speaking, causing Natal to become the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the referendum of 1960.[2] In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first multiracial elections in 1994.[3]

In 1994, the territory of Natal was redesignated into KwaZulu-Natal following re-incorporation of the KwaZulu bantustan.

Districts in 1991

Districts of the province and population at the time of the 1991 census.[1]

Administrators of the Natal Province (1910–1994)

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Census > 1991 > RSA > Variable Description > Person file > District code". Statistics South Africa - Nesstar WebView. Retrieved 18 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ingalls, Leonard (11 May 1961). "Resentment Grows in Natal". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Wren, Christopher S. (19 October 1990). "De Klerk Lifts Emergency Rule in Natal Province". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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