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Former Bantustan, northeastern Republic of South Africa. It was designated by the government of South Africa as the Bantustan for northern Sotho people, including the Pedi, Lovedu, and Kanga-Kone. It was granted self-government in 1972 and held its first election in 1973. In 1994, after the abolition of apartheid, it became part of the new Northern (now Limpopo) province.
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