All Venda in stamps

The Republic of Venda was created by the South African government as an independent homeland for the Venda people. It existed from 1979 to 1995.

When South Africa moved to a democratic form of government, Venda was incorporated into the new South Africa and ceased to exist as a separate entity.
Venda stamps, which were issued regularly over the 15 years of the republic's existence, are increasingly hard to obtain. They are well designed, valuable in themselves, and are also prized as collectors' items. An additional benefit is that detailed information on the subjects that are pictured in the stamps are provided in fact sheets that accompany the original first-day covers.
A few of the many stamps that were issued are available for purchase here. A mint unused stamp set or individual set as well as information on the item featured on the stamp will be included with your stamp order.

We are regularly adding more stamps—so keep checking.

Barred minnow - 20 cent Venda stamp set

Barred minnow

The barred minnow is one of the most attractive river fishes of Venda. It is easily distinguished from other minnows by the large dorsal fin set well back, the large oblique mouth and the conspicuous series of dark, vertical bars on the body. This species is an active swimmer and schools in clear flowing waters below rapids or near the edges of streams. It preys on insects and other small aquatic creatures. Weirs in riers have interfered with the movement of the barred minnow and it is now rare in Venda.