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.
What is the history of Umlazi?
Legend has it that 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.
Which is the biggest section in Umlazi?
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.
What was the original purpose of Durban?
Land was ceded to the group by Shaka, the Zulu king (whose right to take that action is disputed), and the Old Fort (now a museum) was built. 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.
What language do they speak in Umlazi?
Township language dynamics: isiZulu and isiTsotsi in Umlazi.
Why was Umlazi built
What is the population of Umlazi
When was Umlazi founded
Where is Umlazi
Background information about the Umlazi River
Is Umlazi rural or urban
Social issues in Umlazi
Umlazi Township pictures
Is the Umlazi River permanent or periodic
Umlazi to Durban
Umlazi M Section