R6099/7 T shirt

White T shirt

T-shirt (Museum Accession Number R6099/7)

This T shirt was produced for the first democratic South African presidential elections held in 1994. It was worn by a supporter of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). The party had anti-apartheid roots and was formed in what is now KwaZulu-Natal. This form of ‘protest’ or ‘struggle’ T shirt became popular in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement; wearing garments that make a political statement continues to be popular across Africa. Collected for the Fashioning Africa Project.


Place: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date: 1994