Last modified: 2005-09-17 by bruce berry
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KaNgwane comprised three blocks of
territory, rather small, in eastern
Mpumalanga), the southern two bordering
on Swaziland (and one of them also on Mozambique), and the other bordering
on parts of Lebowa and Gazankulu.
Antonio Martins, 30 May 1999
The majority of its inhabitants were Swazis. The name KaNgwane means
the place of the Ngwane, a major tribe of the Swazis whose Chief had that
KaNgwane was granted internal self-government on 31 August 1984.
Unlike the other homelands in South Africa, KaNgwane did not adopt a distinctive flag of its own and flew the then national flag of South Africa.
The homeland was re-incorporated into South Africa on 27 April 1994 and is now part of Mpumalanga province.
Bruce Berry, 1 December 1998
Kangwane was created 1977 with the name of AmaSwazi, and its destination
was to be transfered to Swaziland. Later this attemp failed after popular
protest (1982) and was dissolved.
The homeland was recreated and renamed Kangwane 1984.
I don't know the exact links of Kangwane with Swaziland (the king of Swaziland is the "Ngwane") but I assume that the proposal of union persist and the flag was not adopted because the natural one was the Swaziland flag.
Jaume Ollé, 2 December 1998