Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970

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/nations of black South Africans as citizens of their traditional black tribal "homelands," or Bantustans.

Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970
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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.
CitationAct No. 26 of 1970
Enacted byParliament of South Africa
Assented to3 March 1970
Commenced26 March 1970
Repealed27 April 1994
Administered byMinister of Bantu Administration and Development
Repealed by
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993
Status: Repealed

The act was repealed on 27 April 1994 by the Interim Constitution of South Africa.

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