DURBAN – Umlazi is one of the largest townships in South Africa and is home to over half a million people. It is a space plagued by poverty, unemployment and a range of social ills.
What are the social issues in Umlazi
Drugs, crime and teenage pregnancy plagues the community. Despite its challenges, Umlazi offers a life rooted in a strong sense of community. Once a blood-soaked battleground — where children stepped over dead bodies to get to school — to a buzzing township with malls and trendy restaurants.
What type of community is Umlazi
Umlazi is a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, located south-west of Durban. It is the fourth largest township in South Africa, after Soweto, Tembisa and Katlehong. Umlazi is the only township in the country that has its own registration plate, which is NUZ.
Why did people move to Umlazi
The government considered Umlazi as a relocation point for Cato Manor residents because of its proximity to the south of the area and, initially, the land was unoccupied and they could resettle there. The government regarded the area as a slum and planned to eliminate it.
Is Umlazi urban or rural
Umlazi, urban area, southeastern KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. It lies along the south bank of the Mlazi (Umlazi) River and adjoins the city of Durban on the southwest. The present site of Umlazi was occupied by American missionaries in 1836, but it became an Anglican mission reserve in 1856.