History and geography played a pivotal role in shaping the Eastern Cape first into Bantustans
and later the Eastern Cape Province in a democratic South Africa (SA) (Figs.
The concept of Bantustans
was envisioned to have a double effect over the intra and interracial group dynamics.
Earlier, in August 2002, the government published the Communal Land Rights Bill which addressed, among other things, the hoary problem of communal land in the former bantustans
31) Yet the Bantustan
'citizenships' that were eventually enacted between 1976 and 1981 (four of the ten Bantustans
that had been planned were effectively established) were inevitably based on a process of further divestment of rights and entitlements for black South Africans who lost their status as South African subjects.
Despite having been a former Bantustan
military leader, Holomisa remains hands-on and therefore, relevant to local politics.
The best way to deal with the conflict is to end the Israeli occupation, allowing Palestinians to have a true state -- not just clusters of Bantustans
-- within the 1967 borders, and give full citizenship to Palestinians who live in Israel.
When Arafat finally signed the Oslo Peace Agreement, the author attacked it as precisely the Bantustan
model which he had advised Arafat against.
Sharon's idea of peace is to impose a Bantustan
on the Palestinians just like South Africa's apartheid rulers tried to impose on the black majority.
Beyond the robotic impetus of the breedstud, the house nigger, the quisling, the bantustan
mayor, and plain willful sell-out, there is the generalized pathology of duality which, rather than being romanticized and accepted in all the ways negroes in "America" and "South Africa" find ways to, must be attacked and destroyed before Afrikan people can return to their human destiny.
And, yes, the borders of this Bantustan
will be controlled by the able and efficient forces of the great state of Israel.
One hundred and ten kilometres to the west lies the Gaza Strip, another Bantustan
of the Palestinian entity.
A Palestine which ends up a Bantustan
hotchpotch of mushrooming occupation is not viable.
Only a complete withdrawal of Israel from all the Occupied Territory and the sharing of Jerusalem with no restrictions on movement can avert a Palestinian Bantustan
After all, any unjust settlement will only serve the Israeli interest into sub-contracting the ugly business of maintaining occupation to a Palestinian faction, which would be to the Israeli's benefit all round, as they won't have to get too involved themselves, and the Palestinians further factionalize and busy themselves fighting each other, as resistance to a toothless and unviable Bantustan
settlement would remain.
Note that the same principle was deployed when the settler whites in South Africa established their Bantustan
system--for which stooge leaders were easily found.