South Africa

South Africa is a country occupying the extreme south of the African continent and bordering with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

South Africa was a British colony formed in 1910 by the reunion of four colonies (including Natal and Transvaal). The first stamps were issued from this date.

The first stamp represents George V.

Premier timbre d'Afrique du Sud 1910

In 1961...

South Africa is a country occupying the extreme south of the African continent and bordering with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

South Africa was a British colony formed in 1910 by the reunion of four colonies (including Natal and Transvaal). The first stamps were issued from this date.

The first stamp represents George V.

Premier timbre d'Afrique du Sud 1910

In 1961, a referendum established the South African Republic separated from the Commonwealth. The first stamps of the Republic are titled "Republic of South Africa" then "RSA" from 1967. From 1997, the name of "South Africa" appears on the stamps.

Paintings from different landscapes of South Africa (1978) :

Timbres d'Afrique du Sud de 1978

South African raptors (1998) :

Timbres d'Afrique du Sud représentant des rapaces africains de 1998

The apartheid policy led, from the 1970s, to the creation of Bantustans (territories destined to become independent in order to remove all South African citizenship from black populations), in particular Ciskei, Bophuthatswana, Transkei and Venda. The stamps issued by these entities are grouped into different sub-sections.

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  • South Africa

    South Africa stamps

    South Africa is a country occupying the extreme south of the African continent and bordering with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

    South Africa was a British colony formed in 1910 by the reunion of four colonies (including Natal and Transvaal). The first stamps were issued from this date.

    In 1961, a referendum established the South African Republic separated from the Commonwealth. The first stamps of the Republic are titled "Republic of South Africa" then "RSA" from 1967. From 1997, the name of "South Africa" appears on the stamps.

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    Bophuthatswana stamps

    Bophuthatswana is a Bantustan of the Republic of South Africa independent between 1977 and 1994 (although not internationally recognized). Bophuthatswana issued stamps during this period.

    The first series of stamps issued in 1977 represents different animals (reptiles and fish).

    Timbres d'Afrique du Sud de Bophusthatswana de 1977

    The last series in 1994 is about Easter and the Passion of Christ.

    Timbres de Bophusthatswana sur la Passion du Christ

    The 1994 elections ended the independence of the Bantustans and Bophuthatswana again used the South African stamps from that date.

  • South Africa - Ciskey

    Ciskei stamps

    Ciskei is a Bantustan from the Republic of South Africa, independent between 1981 and 1994 (although not internationally recognized). Stamps were issued during this period.The first set of stamps, issued in 1981, is national independence. 
    The last series was released in 1994 and represents varieties of roses.

    Timbres de Ciskei représentant des roses émis en 1994

    The 1994 elections ended the independence of the Bantustans and Ciskei again used the South African stamps from that date.

  • South Africa - Transkei

    Transkei stamps

    Transkei is a Bantustan from the Republic of South Africa located on the southeast coast. It was independent between 1976 and 1994 (although not internationally recognized) and stamps were issued during this period.The first set of stamps issued in 1976 represents different aspects of Transkei life.

    Timbres d'Afrique du Sud Trankey de 1976

    The last series in 1994 is about the sinking of various famous ships.

    Timbres d'Afrique du Sud Transkey de 1994

    The 1994 elections ended the independence of the Bantustans and Transkei again used the South African stamps from that date.

  • South Africa - Venda

    Venda stamps

    Venda is a Bantustan from the Republic of South Africa on the Zimbabwe border. He was independent between 1979 and 1994 although not recognized internationally.

    Stamps were issued during this period.

    The first series of stamps issued in 1979 deals with the independence of the territory.

    Timbres d'Afrique du Sud Venda de 1979

    The last series in 1994 is about birds and represents different starlings

    Timbres d'Afrique du Sud Venda sur les oiseaux

    The 1994 elections ended the independence of the Bantustans and Venda used the South African stamps again from that date.