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(Placename) (formerly) a Bantu homeland in SE South Africa; declared independent in 1981 but this was not recognized outside South Africa; abolished in 1993. Capital: Bisho (now Bhisho)
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(ˈsɪs kaɪ)

a self-governing black homeland in SE South Africa, on the Indian Ocean: granted independence in 1981. 2,000,000; 3205 sq. mi. (8300 sq. km). Cap.: Bisho.
Cis•kei′an, adj., n.
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Over 6 weeks it scythed through the Cape, the then Orange Free State, and the Ciskei and Transkei, and indeed across the country, as far north as Messina.
She examines the regimes and repertoires--the makings and the meanings--of rural relocation in one such bantustan or so-called homeland: the Ciskei, in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
Na Africa existiram territorios que tinham as caracteristicas empiricas dos Estados, porem eles nao foram reconhecidos como membros da sociedade internacional dos Estados, tal foi o caso de Venda, Bophusthawana e Ciskei que eram reconhecidos pela Africa do Sul e nao pela sociedade internacional.
1990 - ANC loyalists overthrow the government of South African homeland of Ciskei.
The earlier society was established by a fishing company's co-workers, all from the Ciskei settlement at Sada, an apartheid relocation area for ex-farmworkers where relationships between residents were new and shallow with no strong bonds of trust.
A quartet of rectangular maps, each titled Homelands as Ubhaco, 2017, describes the political territory and flags of Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, and Venda, nominally independent black nations created by the apartheid state.
However, instead of continuing in anaesthetics in Cape Town, he took his wife and their two young daughters to the Ciskei to take up an appointment as district surgeon in the Stockenstroom area.
The Eastern Cape, home to the impoverished Transkei and Ciskei Bantustans, sent a steady stream of migrants to the Cape Flats in search of wage labor, but these migrants were effectively shut out of housing by the Group Areas Act (27).
Large parts of the Eastern Cape province are made up of former homelands of the Apartheid period, namely, Transkei and Ciskei. One of the Apartheid government's acts of segregation was the Bantu Authorities Act of 1951, which legalized the deportation of Black people into designated homelands.
De Wet, 'Betterment planning in a rural village in Keiskammahoek, Ciskei', Journal of Southern African Studies 15(2) (1989): 326-345; P.
His wife, a Filipina who arrived South Africa with a German Company that had factories in the former Ciskei during the apartheid period, added that it was initially called Beacon Bay China Mall.