Tag: Zulu identity

New Form of Dispossession: King’s KZN Land Claim Signals Land Grab for Mineral Rights by Rural Elites*

In recent months, it has been reported that the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, under the auspices of the Ingonyama Trust, is preparing to lodge a massive land claim that will cover much of the land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.Why is King Zwelithini lodging a land claim that goes back to 1875 when South Africa‚Äôs …

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Power and authority in the Zulu kingdom: Moving beyond the stereotype

The Zulu kingdom was established under the rule of Shaka Zulu in the late 1810s and early 1820s in the northern part of what is now KwaZulu-Natal. It was defeated in an invasion by British imperial troops in 1879, and broke up soon afterwards in a series of destructive civil wars, in which British colonial …

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