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
In 1967 Umlazi was established as a Black township and was one of the places where many who were displaced from Cato Manor ended up. It housed African labourers, many of whom were needed to work in White-owned industries in the South Durban industrial area. The township would later become the largest in Durban.
Which is the biggest section in 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.
Is Umlazi a rural or urban settlement
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.
How many sections are in Umlazi
Umlazi is divided into 26 sections, A through to Z, with the exception of I,O and X, but with an addition of AA, BB, and CC. Legend has it that Umlazi comes from “umlaza”, the Zulu word for the sour acid produced from fermented or sour milk.