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Vol 40 No 10

Published 14th May 1999

South Africa

Uneasy peace

The Zulu people are proud of their reputation as fighters, which is sadly confirmed by the history of their region. Historic Zululand, incorporated wholesale into the white-ruled province of Natal, regained a nominal identity in 1970 when the Zululand Territorial Authority began to function. The apartheid government, under its Bantu Authorities Act, intended to create a puppet Zulu 'homeland', with 48 major pieces of territory and more than 100 smaller so-called 'black spots' scattered amid white-owned towns, farms and sugar estates.

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