The Province of Natal (Afrikaans: Provinsie van Natal), commonly referred to as the Natal Province (Afrikaans: Natal Provinsie) was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. The Natal Province included the bantustan of KwaZulu. The majority of the white population were English-speaking, causing Natal to become the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the referendum of 1960. In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first multiracial elections in 1994.
1 Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei were originally part of South Africa; they later became independent sovereign states and ceased to be part of South Africa with South African consent in the late 1970s and early 1980s