Yeah exactly this! It would be a form of self-segregation. Btw didn't know of Verwoerd in fact I approached this more or less blind but interesting a similar idea was being thought of.How is it not racist for white supremacists to self segregate from blacks by creating independent black states so that the whites can live in majority white states? Sounds pretty racist to me. SA prime minister Verwoerd actually envisaged granting the Bantustans ultimate independence, mainly because he was racist and believed the races should be separate, but he was assassinated and later PMs didn't follow thru because they preferred the cheap labour.
"Equals" was probably a bad choice of word but this plan to work there would be at least some sort of mutual understanding between South Africa and newly independent countries.I meant that a SA government treating black people like "equals" would require the SA government not to be run by white supremacists.