(Jan 4, 2013) Although South Africa's self-proclaimed Bantustans were only recognized by South Africa, Israel maintained de facto relations with the four entities.
Transkei, Ciskei, and Bophuthatswana maintained trade missions in Tel Aviv staffed by Israelis. In fact, these Israelis were using passports from the "republics" as well as other diplomatic contrivances, to support the illegal side of Mossad and international Jewish lobbying and Israeli influence-peddling operations worldwide.
The Israeli government calls them Areas A, B, and C of "Judea and Samaria."
To the rest of the world, the areas are known as Palestine, a nation that has state observer status in the United Nations and is a full member of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Arab League.
No other country in the world recognizes the existence of "Judea and Samaria" -- but 142 nations recognize the independence and statehood of Palestine.
Area C of the West Bank of Palestine is under full Israeli political and military control and there are plans underway to annex Area C to Israel.