HC Deb 23 March 1925 vol 182 c6
14. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the territory known as Caprivi Zipfel is under the administration of the Colonial Office or the South African Government, or under a mandate from the League of Nations; and what authority exists for the administration of this territory other than by means of Articles 22 and 119 of the Treaty of Versailles?


The Caprivi Zipfel is part of the territory of South-West Africa the mandate for which is exercised by the Union Government. The Governor-General of the Union has by Proclamation issued in virtue of the powers vested in him by the Union Treaty of Peace and South-West Africa Mandate Act, 1919, appointed the High Commissioner for South Africa to be Administrator of the Caprivi Zipfel and delegated to him full authority for that purpose; and the area is at present administered as if it were a portion of the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

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