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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.

Tshinzerere traditional dance - 30 cent Venda stamp set

Tshinzerere traditional dance

The tshinzerere is a play-dance for boys and girls performed especially on moonlight nights during autumn and winter. No drums are used, but the singing of the dancers is accompanied by rhymic handclapping and food stamping.

The boys stand oposite the girls at some distance from them. One of the boys stands out and touches a girl who then dances back with him. She touches another boy who in turn dances out with her, while the former boy returns to his place. The dance continues in this fashion. The participants obviosuly tend to touch a partner whom they favour.