Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970
|Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act, 1970|
|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.|
|Citation||Act No. 26 of 1970|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Date assented to||3 March 1970|
|Date commenced||26 March 1970|
|Date repealed||27 April 1994|
|Administered by||Minister of Bantu Administration and Development|
|Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993|
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.
The act was repealed on 27 April 1994 by the Interim Constitution of South Africa.