Politicised ethnicity and regional political economy in KwaZulu-Natal

SOURCE: Regionalism in the new South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1998
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Y.Muthien
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.Khosa, Y.Muthien
KEYWORDS: DEMOCRACY, ECONOMIC POLICY, ETHNICITY, KWAZULU-NATAL, POLITICAL PARTIES, REGIONAL GOVERNANCE, REGIONALISM
DEPARTMENT: Deputy CEO: Research (DCEO:R), Deputy CEO: Research (ERKC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2180

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Abstract

This chapter sets out to examine the manifestations of ethnic mobilisation and contestation over a regional power base in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa in the run-up to the first democratic elections in 1994. The chapter examines the history of ethnic homeland politics in KwaZulu Natal; the conditions and patterns of political violence in the province; the regional political economy of KwaZulu Natal; contested notions of regionalism among the dominant political parties in the region, and recent mobilisation around ethnicity by the key political players in the region.