oa Africa Insight - Inkatha

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Inkatha Yenkululeko Yesizwe (the National Cultural Liberation Movement) was founded in 1975 by Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, as a national organization which would oppose apartheid in general and homeland independence in particular, and would attempt to negotiate a new democratic dispensation in which there would be political equality in a unified South Africa. Black consciousness apart, the establishment of Inkatha constituted the only significant multi-ethnic development in the internal black politics of South Africa since the banning of the ANC and PAC in 1960 and the government's subsequent attempts to channel black political aspirations into the ethnic homeland mould.

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