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.

Domba traditional dance - 18 cent Venda stamp set

The domba is a premarital initiation school for girls, although boys also particiapte at times. Its occurence depends largely on the number of mature girls ready to particiapte, and on the size of the harvest as ample food supplies are essential. The domba is held only at the kraals of chiefs and may last from six months to two years.

Towards the end of the initiaiton period the girls and boys are brought together to dance the domba or pythond ance, one of the msot importnat rituals of the initiation school.