KwaNdebele Police Brigadier Epaulette - Factory Sample

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KwaNdebele Police Brigadier Epaulette Slip-on Insignia. Factory Sample from the SAPHI Factory with approval signature of a Captain Burger dated April 26 1989, featuring the SAPHI wax seal on the reverse of the tag. 

KwaNdebele was a bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a semi-independent homeland for the Ndebele people. The homeland was created when the South African government purchased nineteen white-owned farms and installed a government.
The homeland was granted self-rule in April 1981. Siyabuswa was designated as its capital, but in 1986 the capital was relocated to KwaMhlanga. The KwaNdebele legislature expressed interest in seeking independence (as in the cases of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei) in May 1982 and some preparations were made, but an exceptional lack of viability in economic affairs along with land disputes prevented this from occurring.

KwaNdebele was re-integrated into South Africa after the first democratic election of 27 April 1994. It now forms part of the Mpumalanga province.

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