Lebova is a former Bantustan in the Republic of South Africa . It consisted of three larger and eight smaller territories, divided by the territory of the then South African province of Transvaal . The capital of Lebova until 1974 was the city of Seshego , and since 1974 - the city of Lebovakgomo . About 1.8 million pedi people who spoke northern soto lived in Bantustan. Outside of Lebova, there were an additional 1.1 million people speaking North Soto.
The name Lebova comes from northern soto and means north .
On October 2, 1972, Lebov was allowed self-government. However, unlike other Bantustans, even formal independence was never recognized for her. On April 27, 1994, Lebova, together with nine other Bantustans, reunited with South Africa. Today it is part of the province of Limpopo .