Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions of Natal, South Africa

Zulu Culture and Traditions

Zulu Lifestyle, Clothes, Dancing, Religion, Food, Crafts.

Recent Zulu history, apartheid, the Bantustan homelands, the Immorality Act.

Recent History of the Zulu People

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Recent History

After the second Boer War, the Zulus were to feel the first stings of the white man's rule and were segregated and subject to strict control over their movement. Union came in 1910 and all the provinces were molded into the Republic of South Africa.

In 1948, the Afrikaner dominated National Party succeeded in gaining control of Parliament and set about disenfranchising those people of colour who still had the vote.

The policy of separateness (apartheid) was continually reinforced and embellished with the Job Reservation Act, the Mixed Marriages Act, The Group Areas Act, The Immorality Act, the Pass Laws and many more.

The Black nations were split into homelands, the Zulus into kwaZulu (place of the Zulu), comprising thirteen fragmented areas. In 1990, in the face of chronic internal resistance and international sanctions, all the previously banned black political parties were unbanned, race laws were abolished and political prisoners were released.

In 1994, the first democratic elections were held and the homeland of kwaZulu was dissolved and the entire province of Natal renamed KwaZulu-Natal.

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