"In 1972 he became Chief Executive Councillor to the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly and from 1976 – April 1994 was the Chief Minister of KwaZulu. He is also the President of the Inkatha Freedom Party ever since it was founded as Inkatha in 1975." 
In 1982 he received the George Meany Human Rights Award.
"Buthelezi’s conservation work has not been limited to localendeavours. It has involved being a speaker at World Wilderness Congresses over threedecades, President of the Wildlands Trust, President of the Rhino and Elephant Foundation of Southern Africa and a Trustee of the Wilderness Leadership School." (p.555
- Patron, Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation 
- Patron, Wilderness Foundation (South Africa) 
- Patron, Wildlands Conservation Trust 
- Patron, David Rattray Foundation 
The 2017 Rhino Conservation Awards noted "The winner in the Best Political, Investigative and Judicial Support category was Jabu Qayiso who has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental crime investigation. The Honorable Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was announced as the first runner up, and Frik Rossouw was the second runner up." 
Resources and articles
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Inkatha Freedom Party, accessed June 15, 2010.
- About, Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation, accessed June 15, 2010.
- Trustees, Wilderness Foundation (South Africa), accessed June 16, 2010.
- Wildlands Conservation Trust Home, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.
- David Rattray Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed January 13, 2013.