Umlazi is the biggest township in KwaZulu-Natal and the second biggest in South Africa after Soweto. In 1967 it was established as a black township under the apartheid government and was one of the places where many of those removed  from Cato Manor (uMkhumbane). Now free of the oppression that defined life under apartheid, Umlazi is … Read more

KwaMashu Hostel, Durban

The Kwa Mashu Hostel The Kwa Mashu hostel is located in the township of KwaMashu, some 15 kilometres northeast of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Situated in Kwa Mashu’s  A Section, it is home to an estimate of 40 000 people. Historically the hostel was built for men who worked in Durban who lived without any women. When the hostel was first … Read more