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.
Main Place: Durban
Country: South Africa
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.
Is Umlazi an informal settlement
In Umlazi, a low-income and informal settlement in South Africa, the use of nonelectric fuels (coal, wood, gas, paraffin) and electricity are the major sources of energy for cooking and heating  .
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.
Why do people move to Umlazi
The formation of the Umlazi Township
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.