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Duties as Minister of the Interior, Resettlement, Township Administration, Inkatha and KwaZulu politics
Campbell Collections - KCAV177
Oral interview with Dr F T Mdlalose, KwaZulu Minister of the Interior at his offices in Ulundi. Please note that the times are for guidance only and may not be exact 00:00 - 00:84 - Personal details 00:84 - 02:80 - Student activities at Fort Hare 02:80 - 05:53 - Need for ANC Youth League 05:53 - 06:86 - Youth League programme of action 06:86 - 08:40 - Career as a doctor 08:40 - 10:22 - Activities in the social field in Ladysmith 10:22 - 11:06 - Forced to leave Ladysmith due to Group Areas Act 11:06 - 12:04 - Reasons for active participation in politics 12:04 - 14:91 - Invitation from Chief Buthelezi to join cabinet 14:91 - 15:89 - Reasons for appointment as Minister of Interior 15:89 - 16:87 - Areas of work covered by portfolio 16:87 - 19:25 - Involvement in South Africa's Influx Control laws 19:25 - 20:58 - Labour problems in KwaZulu; bus boycotts; strikes 20:58 - 22:68 - Representations to Pretoria on the question of trade unions 22:68 - 23:59 - Payment of capitation fee by employers of KwaZulu citizens 23:59 - 25:27 - Funding for township administration 25:27 - 29:68 - Structure of township administration 29:68 - 29:89 - Problems in township administration 29:89 - 30:59 - Problems caused by increased rentals and water bills 30:59 - 34:37 - Lack of sufficient qualified water meters readers 34:37 - 34:86 - Clashes between township managers and township councils 34:86 - 36:33 - Shortage of policemen in townships 36:33 - 38:08 - Personal experience of inefficiency of police force 38:08 - 42:77 - Conditions for KwaZulu citizenship 42:77 - 45:71 - Advantages of KwaZulu citizenship 45:71 - 49:42 - Rush of applications for KwaZulu citizenship 49:42 - 50:40 - Grounds for refusal of citizenship 50:40 - 54:39 - Removal of Blacks from White owned land 54:39 - 56:91 - People removed in terms of consolidation proposals 56:91 - 59:15 - Attempts to assist people opposing consolidation plans 56:91 - 01:00:09 - Removals (continued) 01:00:09 - 59:15 - Influence carried by decisions taken in Ulundi 56:91 - 59:15 - Decision making process in KwaZulu government 56:91 - 59:15 - Problems which go to cabinet level 56:91 - 59:15 - Degree of contact with the general public 56:91 - 59:15 - Reasons for refusal to accept independence 56:91 - 59:15- Disadvantages of taking this stand on independence 56:91 - 59:15 - Structure of Inkatha 56:91 - 59:15 - Principles and constitution of Inkatha 56:91 - 59:15 - Position of women and women's brigade in Inkatha 56:91 - 59:15 - Opposition to Inkatha 56:91 - 01:38:37 - Attitude of groups outside South Africa to Inkatha 01:38:37 - 01:41:87 - Role of the King in KwaZulu politics 01:41:87 - 01:48:05 - Future of KwaZulu and South Africa
Transcript of interview
Photograph of Dr Frank T Mdlalose, Minister of the Interior, KwaZulu, on occasion of interview with D. Collins and A. Manson, 5th September 1979. Neg. Sh. 105 A4
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