Historically, the Zulu nation, native to South Africa, was revered as a nation of fierce warriors and thrived under the rule of King Shaka in the early 1800s. Just before the turn of the 20th century, Zululand was invaded by the British whom fought with guns and swords. Against the odds, the Zulu nation survived.
The vibrant traditions, clothing, dances, and fighting tactics have lived on and developed into a distinct and unique brand that is owned and guarded closely by the Zulu Nation and Zulu IP Management.
The Zulu Nation is known for producing infamous political leaders including South Africa’s former leader, Nelson Mandela as well as his successor, Jacob Zuma. The Zulu language, isiZulu, is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and is commonly taught to schoolchildren in South Africa. Thus, the Zulu tradition is an important part of South African society’s past, present and future.