South Africa - Kwa Ndebele

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Kwa Ndebele (Kwandebele)

KwaNdebele was a tribal homeland in the northeastern region of Republic of South Africa from 1977 until 1994.[1] The region was set aside for Ndebele-speaking people, and granted nominal self-rule in 1981. KwaNdebele was reincorporated into South Africa on 27 April 1994, becoming part of the Mpumalanga province.

KwaNdebele Camouflage

  • The KwaNdebele Defense Force was issued its own distinctive camouflage pattern from 1981 onwards, consisting of dark brown & orange-tan blotches on a nutria brown background.



  1. The African Homeland, or bantustan, was a territory specifically set aside for black Africans of a specific ethnic or tribal group during the apartheid era.