Natal Province

Natal Province
Province of Natal
Provinsie Natal
Natal Provincial Arms.png
Map of the provinces of South Africa 1976-1994 with Natal highlighted.svg
Status Province of South Africa
HQ Pietermaritzburg
Origin Colony of Natal
Created 31 May 1910
Abolished 31 May 1994
Succeeded by KwaZulu-Natal
Governance Natal Provincial Council
Type Districts

Natal, meaning "Christmas" in Portuguese, was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. The Natal Province included the bantustan of KwaZulu. Natal Province was the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the South African referendum, 1960.[1]

In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first democratic elections in 1994.[2]

The entire Natal province became the province of KwaZulu-Natal in 1994, following the re-incorporation of the KwaZulu bantustan.

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