Following South Africa's policies of racial segregation and the promulgation of the Promotion Bantu Self-Government Act,46 of 1959, the South African government granted 'independence' status to Venda, which became the Republic of Venda. Venda was created for the Venda people. The Venda people and the international community rejected the independence of Venda. Despite its claims to independence, Venda, remained politically and economically dependent on South Africa.
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