Transkei

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Republic of Transkei
Republiek van Transkei
Nominal Parliamentary Democracy/Bantustan

1976–1994
Flag Coat of arms
Motto
iMbumba yaManyama
Xhosa: Unity is Strength
Anthem
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
Xhosa: God Bless Africa
Location of Transkei in Southern Africa (1976-1994)
Capital Umtata (now Mthatha)
Language(s) Xhosa(official)
Sesotho and English translations required for laws to come into effect
Afrikaans allowed in administration and judiciary¹
Political structure Nominal Parliamentary Democracy/Bantustan
Leader
 - 1976-1987 Chief Kaiser Daliwonga Matanzima
(Nominal Parliamentary Democracy, effective One-Party-Rule)
 - 1987-1994 Bantu Holomisa
(Military Rule)
Legislature Parliament
 - Parliament President plus National Assembly
(Immune to judicial review
 - National Assembly Paramount Chiefs
70 District Chiefs
75 elected MPs³
History
 - Nominal Independence 26 Oct
 - Break of diplomatic ties 1978
 - Coup d'etat 1987
 - foiled Coup d'etat 1990
 - Dissolution 27 April, 1994
Area 45,000 km2 (17,375 sq mi)
Population
 -  est. 2,400,000 
     Density 53.3 /km2  (138.1 /sq mi)
Currency South African Rand
1. Constitution of the Republic of Transkei 1976, Chapter 3, 16/Chapter 5, 41
2. Constitution of the Republic of Transkei, Chapter 5, 24(4): "No court of law shall be competent to inquire into or to pronounce upon the validity of any Act."
3. 28 electoral divisions; number of MPs per division in proportion to number of registered voters per division; at least one MP each
Warning: Value not specified for "continent"



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