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Freedom From Strife? An Assessment of efforts to build peace in KwaZulu-Natal

Nebandla, Injobo
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Crime for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Violence and the impact of violence have been demonstrable factors in the lives of many people and
communities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The stormy relationship between the African National
Congress (ANC) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is now over a quarter of a century old, yet the
violence that once characterised the daily intercourse between both parties has, in most instances,
almost completely disappeared.
This report examines the trajectory of this conflict (with its violent and peaceful manifestations) from
the early 1980s and varying efforts to address it. The report focuses on the various initiatives that have
taken place, especially since 1996, under the rubric of the KwaZulu-Natal Peace Process. (excerpt)


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