The role of The Castle Beer Company in the Bhambatha Rebellion

In 1906, iNkosi Bhambatha kaMancinza led a rebellion against British rule in ‘Zululand’, protesting what was known as the poll tax. In effect from 1906 to 1909, the poll tax combined with other taxes to pressurise Zulu-speaking people into the colonial labour system. Other taxes – for huts, dogs and marriage – had been in […]