Timeline of stamp issuing entities of South Africa and connected areas

Cape of Good Hope 1853–1904
Natal 1857–1909
Orange Free State, Orange River Colony 1868–1909
Transvaal 1869–1907
Griqualand West 1874–1879
Stellaland 1884
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1885–1966
Nieuwe Republiek 1886–1887
Zululand 1888–1896
Swaziland [Transvaal Administration] 1889–1892
British Occupation Issues During the Boer War 1899–1902
Vryburg 1900
[Siege of] Mafeking 1900
Union of South Africa 1910–1961
Basutoland Protectorate 1933–1966
Swaziland [British Protectorate] 1933–1966
South Africa 1961–today
Transkei 1976–1994
Bophuthatswana 1977–1994
Venda 1979–1994
Ciskei 1981–1994
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2010
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Stamp issuing entities of South Africa and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1853–1904 Cape of Good Hope
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 70
1857–1909 Natal
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 100
1868–1909 Orange Free State, Orange River Colony

The O.F.S. was formally annexed to the British Crown and renamed the Orange River Colony on 28 May 1900. In 1910 this colony along with Cape of Good Hope, Natal and Transvaal formed the Union of South Africa.

→ see under British South Africa
≈ 70
1869–1907 Transvaal
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 200
1874–1879 Griqualand West
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 20
1884 Stellaland

Stellaland was a Boer republic located in an area of Bechuanaland, west of the Transvaal.

→ see under Stellaland
1885–1966 Bechuanaland Protectorate
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 200 ≈ 8
1886–1887 Nieuwe Republiek
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 60
1888–1896 Zululand
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 30
1889–1892 Swaziland [Transvaal Administration]
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 9
1899–1902 British Occupation Issues During the Boer War
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 40
1900 Vryburg
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 4
1900 [Siege of] Mafeking
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 20
1910–1961 Union of South Africa
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 500
1933–1966 Basutoland Protectorate
→ see under British South Africa
≈ 100
1933–1966 Swaziland [British Protectorate]

Throughout the colonial period from 1906 to 1968, Swaziland was a British Protectorate, but the first stamp issued at 1933 only.

→ see under British South Africa
≈ 100
1961–today South Africa ≈ 2 Thousand ≈ 188
1976–1994 Transkei ≈ 300 ≈ 26
1977–1994 Bophuthatswana ≈ 300 ≈ 20
1979–1994 Venda ≈ 300 ≈ 42
1981–1994 Ciskei ≈ 300 ≈ 36