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Orange Free State (Province of South Africa 1910-1994)
Oranje Vrijstaat (Suid Afrika)
Last modified: 2001-04-12 by jarig bakker
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Orange Free State - introduction
Orange Free State / Oranje Vrystaat (named after the Orange river, so called
after the Dutch reigning house): In east-central South Africa; international
border only with Lesotho. Included the tiny bantustan
Qwaqwa on the Lesotho / Natal border point,
and the westernmost enclave of KwaZulu. It coincides (100%?) with the new
province of Free State.
Antonio Martins, 30 May 1999
No part of the old KwaZulu homeland was in the OFS. KwaZulu was in Natal.
In addition to Qwaqwa, there was a portion of
at Thaba Nchu - about 50km east of Bloemfontein.
Bruce Berry, 31 May 1999