What does the name Umlazi mean? 


What does the name Umlazi mean?

According to legend, the name Umlazi comes from “umlaza”, the Zulu word for the sour acid produced from fermented or sour milk. It is believed that when King Shaka was passing through the area, he refused to drink from a local river claiming it had the taste of “umlaza”. The area was called Umlazi after this incident.

What is Umlazi famous for?

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.

How old is Umlazi?

Umlazi was established as a Black township in 1967, and it was one of the places where many people who had been displaced from Cato Manor ended up. It housed African laborers, many of whom were required to work in White-owned industries in South Durban. The township grew to become Durban’s largest.

What language do they speak in Umlazi?

Township language dynamics: isiZulu and isiTsotsi in Umlazi.

How did Durban get its name?

Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal and was named for Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony. In the late 1830s and early ’40s the Boers clashed with the British over control of Durban. It became a borough (town) in 1854 and was created a city in 1935.

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