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A short history of KwaDukuza
By James Anderson
KwaDukuza is the center of local government on the North Coast, but how much do you
know about its history?
The first one needs to look back over thousands, rather than hundreds, of years to get a full
understanding of KwaDukuza’s history. There are a number of archaeologically significant
sites in the greater area around present-day KwaDukuza. These include middens (early
dumpsites that can be useful for archaeologists) with both Middle and Later Stone Age
A number of early ceramics have also been found in the style of Matola Pottery, commonly
found on the coast of Mozambique. These have been dated at 1 700 years old and came
from early Iron Age Settlers who lived on the foot of sandy dunes that would have provided
good agricultural opportunities when adequately cleared.
By 1500 years ago another wave of Iron Age migrants had entered the area. They produced
distinct pottery in the Msuluzi (AD 500-700), Ndondondwane (AD 700-800) and Ntshekane
(AD 800-900) styles.
Further south, the Sebhudu Cave near Tongaat holds a wide array of artifacts, including
bone arrowheads from around 30 000 years ago. The way these early homo sapiens lived
may be instructive of the level of tool-making abilities of those living in what is present day
The first established history of the town comes from 1820 when King Shaka Zulu built a
labyrinthine series of huts in what would become the capital of his Zulu nation. The name
KwaDukuza means ‘The Maze’ or ‘Place of Lost People’ because the number of huts made
the settlement difficult to navigate. A central kraal was built to house the royal cattle and
about 2 000 beehive-shaped huts extended outwards, to form the oval shape of a shield.
KwaDukuza was where King Shaka spent the last 8 years of his life before he was
assassinated on September 22, 1928, by two of his half-brothers, Dingane and Mhlangane.
King Shaka’s body was wrapped in the skin of a black ox the next day and buried standing
up in a nearby grain pit, then covered with a cairn of rocks. There is now a monument atop
the area where he was buried in the memorial gardens in King Shaka Street.
The KwaDukuza homestead was later burnt down in response to the assassination and
Dingane moved his center of power to Gungundlovu until his death in 1840.
The first European and American missionaries arrived at around the same time and an
American, Reverend Aldin Grout established the first mission and school in Groutville in
Growth was slow but raced ahead with the advent of commercial sugarcane farming on the
North Coast. In 1846 Englishman Edmond Morewood was granted a plot of land by the
colonial government called Compensation, which is a few kilometers inland of present-day
He was inspired by the sugar industry in Mauritius and Reunion, bringing similar techniques
to his own plantation. Once he had successfully produced sugar, the news spread quickly
and many European immigrants, mostly English and Scottish, made the trip down the coast
of Africa to settle on the North Coast. They were joined by a large number of migrants from
Sugarcane farms continued to spring up in the area as settlers arrived and the crop has
continued production until the present day. Interestingly, sugarcane is the single most
produced crop in the world, with over 1.8 billion metric tons.
The first few hundred Indian workers were shipped from India by Port Natal in 1860. As the
the farming industry grew, so did the need for labor and it is estimated that by 1911, there were
100 000 Indians living in the greater area surrounding Stanger.
Today the Indian population of South Africa, mainly around Durban, is the largest Indian
community outside of India in the world. The Indian community in present-day KwaDukuza
continues to thrive and the festival of Deepavali is one of the most important cultural events
in the community.
In 1872, Liege Hulett and a number of other farmers sent a petition to the government of
Durban in order to create a town and move the militia and magistracy of the area away from
Umhlali. Permission was granted and Dukuza was chosen as the site of the new town, as it
was central to the most significant sugar cane operations on the North Coast. The initial
layout and planning of the town was done by Dr. Peter Sutherland, who was the second
Surveyor General of Natal. However the name, ‘Stanger’ honored his predecessor, the first
Surveyor-General of Natal, Dr. William Stanger.
The name Stanger derives from the Viking town of Stavanger in Norway, whose
descendants settled in England and then South Africa.
A police complex and militia were the first buildings in Stanger and a magistrate’s house and
shops soon followed. The first churches and hotels were also built within 3 years, notably
the Kearsney Chapel and the Victoria and Stanger Hotels. By 1873, Stanger was a self-
The area was not without strife as tensions soon ran high between the settlers and the
surrounding Zulu communities. A number of notable buildings in the town were preemptively
fortified as laagers including Kearsney House and the store at Thring’s Post.
As the Zulu army grew and attacks on livestock and white farmers had become more
prevalent, tensions came to a head in 1878 when King Cetshwayo was famously given an
ultimatum by the British colonial powers on the banks of the Tugela Rivers of return stolen
livestock, pay taxes, and effectively disband his army.
He refused to accept the British demands, which prompted the Anglo/Zulu War in January
1879, lasting until the King’s capture in August of the same year.
Residents of surrounding farms were housed in laagers in Stanger for the duration of the
1893 saw the building of the first school in the town, a multiracial school called ‘Whites’ (the
the irony is not lost) which schooled 200 students until its closure in 1923.
The other school at the time was the Stanger European Government School, which was
hosted in a large house on Balcomb Street from 1895. It only schooled white students from
Further schools were built for non-white students, notably the Stanger State Indian School in
1920. Mixed-raced and black students were given less formalized education in single rooms
and farmhouses at the time.
Another major boost arrived for Stanger’s burgeoning community in 1897 when a railway
was built from Verulam into Stanger under the guidance of Hulett. This allowed for quicker
transport of sugar into the main business area of Durban, adding to the fast-expanding sugar
industry – the track later extended into Zululand as well.
Aside from the main train line, Hulett also built a narrow-gauge line that ran a small train
directly from Stanger to his tea factory in Kearsney. Communications further improved with
the installation of the town's first telephone lines in 1901.
By this time, the town was establishing itself as one of the main business hubs north of
Durban. Official township status was granted in 1920 and borough status soon followed in
1949. In 2006, President Nelson Mandela officiated at the changing of the town’s name to
Home to some notable South Africans KwaDukuza has been home to a number of notable South Africans whose influence extends across politics, humanitarianism, literature and sport. Here are 5 of the most prominent figures who were once residents of the town.
KING SHAKA ZULU
Sidi kaSenzangakhona, more commonly known as King Shaka Zulu, was born in 1787
near present-day Melmoth. The illegitimate son of Zulu Chief Sensangakhona and Nandi,
a member of the Langeni tribe, Shaka was not immediately accepted by his father. He grew
up among his mother’s tribe in the Mhlatuze Valley until they sought refuge with the powerful
Mthethwa tribe in Shaka’s teenage years.
The Mthethwa tribe was ruled by Dingiswayo who quickly saw Shaka’s talent as he trained
for battle with the Mthethwa impi. He revolutionized battle for the Mthethwa, implementing
the use of a shorter spear (iklwa) as well as new tactics and formations. Dingiswayo further
grew to trust Shaka and lent him troops to usurp his older brother Sigujana following the
death of Senzagakhona in 1816.
Shaka was now officially King of the Zulus, although still a vassal of the Mthethwa at this
point. Dingiswayo was killed by a rival, Chief Zwide of the Ndwandwe, in battle a year later and
Shaka moved quickly to avenge his mentor and incorporate the leaderless Mthethwa tribe.
This culminated in the conflict between the Zulus and the Ndwandwe in what would become the
Zulu Civil War (1817 – 1819). It was during this period that Shaka’s military insight came to
the force and a number of tactics he developed were used to great effect.
The Zulus eventually triumphed at the Battle of Mhlatuze River which partially prompted the
Mfecane defeated Ndwandwe further north into Africa. Although Shaka was able to unify a number of disparate tribes, he decided to move his capital further south to Dukuza in order to be closer to the white settlers at Port Natal whose military technology interested him. It was at the sprawling capital where Shakas was assassinated on September 22, 1928, by two of his half-brothers, Dingane and Mhlangane.
CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI
Chief Albert Luthuli was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1989, but
his family moved to Natal in 1908 to be nearer to his father’s family. Although the family
moved to Vryheid, Luthuli was sent to school in Groutville owing to the lack of suitable
schooling there. He studied at Groutville Primary until Standard 4 when he moved to the
Ohlange Institute in Inanda and later to a teacher’s training college in Pietermaritzburg.
Following a few years as a teacher, Luthuli was offered chieftainship of the Groutville
reserve in 1933, an offer which he took up in 1935.
He joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1944, later becoming president of the Natal chapter of the party in 1951. His anti-apartheid and humanitarian work is too vast to list, but he had a large involvement in a number of seminal South African events. Notably, he led a nationwide anti-Apartheid defiance campaign in 1952, as well as the Congress of the People in 1955 where the Freedom Charter was drafted. These events and the rest of his lifelong dedication to equality and freedom led to him being the first African to win a Nobel Prize in 1961. Luthuli maintained a home in Groutville and died near the town in 1967 when he was struck by a freight train.
Kadar Asmal was born in Stanger in 1934 where he grew up the son of a shopkeeper.
Asmal went to school in Stanger were an early meeting with Chief Albert Luthuli inspired a
lifelong commitment to fighting for human rights.
This first came to the force when he joined in on the defiance campaign in 1952 as the
secretary of his local ratepayers' association. Following teacher training in Springfield,
Duban, Asmal was assigned to a school in Darnall where he stayed until 1959.
He then moved to London to study law at the Londen School of Economics and later at
Trinity College in Dublin.
His political career began in Ireland, where he founded the British Anti-Apartheid Movement.
He also qualified as a barrister and taught in the International Law Department in Trinity
College for 27 years until returning to South Africa in 1990.
Soon after his return, Asmal was elected to the ANC’s National Executive Committee. This
led to a position in the cabinet following the 1994 elections and he worked as Minister of Water
Affairs until 1999, when he became Minister of Education.
He left the post in 2004, staying in parliament until 2008 and later dying of a heart attack in
Benedict Wallet Vilakazi was born at the Groutville Mission Station in 1906. He was
schooled at the station until the age of 10 when he moved to Marianhill to attend a Catholic
Secondary School. After completing schooling, he received a teaching certificate in 1923
and taught at Marianhill as well as inland at a seminary in Ixopo.
A move to Johannesburg followed and Vilakazi earned a BA from the University of South
Africa in 1934. It was during this time when Vilakazi began work on his first novel, Nje
Nampula was published in 1933.
He followed this with Inkondlo KwaZulu in 1935 which was the first published collection of Zulu
Vilakazi was also integral to the creation of the first Zulu/English dictionary with linguist C.M.
Doke in 1936.
His work focused on Zulu life and the oral tradition of the Zulu and Xhosa people.
This led him to be awarded a Ph.D. in 1946, the first for a black South African. His work had
an indelible influence on South African literature and culture.
Vilakazi Street in Soweto – which has the distinction of having 2 past Nobel Prize-winning
residents in Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela – was named for him.
Shortly after receiving his doctorate, Vilakazi died of meningitis in Johannesburg in 1947.
ELIJAH ‘TAP TAP’ MAKHATINI
Elijah ‘Tap Tap’ Makhatini was born in Habeni, inland of Eshowe, in 1942, where at a young
age he developed an interest in boxing.
At 13 he put up his first boxing bag which he tied to a tree in his garden and the love of
pugilism continued ever since. He began boxing as an amateur in the early 1960s and
moved to Shakaskraal in 1964. He quickly grew into one of South Africa’s best before
turning professional in 1971.
The nickname ‘tap tap’ apparently comes from the night before his first fight when he used a
tape measure to explain the distance he would keep his opposing fighter at.
His friends chanted ‘Tape Tape’ when he won and the misheard name stuck.
While his star continued to rise, he was still unable to fight against white and international
This changed in 1974 when he was allowed to fight in South Africa’s first multiracial
a tournament where he beat Brazilian Juarez de Lima on points.
He also beat Americans Billy Douglas and Willie Warren in the same year.
Notably, his first fight against a white South African came in 1976 when he beat Jan Kies to
become the first black national middleweight champion.
He retired in the early 1980s and is still alive and well, running a tavern in Eshowe.
Credits: North Coast Currier by James Anderson
Things to do in KwaDukuza
Hiking in Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
The Harold Johnson Nature Reserve situated on the banks of the North Coast's Tugela River offers great hiking trails, wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, bush-pig, and antelope, and a rich variety of butterflies and bird-life. Camping and picnicking / braai facilities are available.
The Luthuli Museum recognizes 50 years since Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway in 1961. This North Coast museum situated in Stanger captures the essence of Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli's anti-apartheid struggle via photographs, newspaper clippings, and mementos of South Africa's turbulent past.
King Shaka Memorial
The King Shaka Memorial includes the monument to the great king and his throne, a simple rock next to the memorial. A slide show on the history of King Shaka can be viewed, there is also a small curio shop and an interpretative centre.
King Shaka Street, Stanger, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
Hotel nearby KwaDukuza
Tinley Manor accommodation, 12.58km to the south of Stanger / Kwadukuza accommodation is a truly relaxed North Coast holiday haven. Just 50km north of Durban hotspots, and "up the road" from the bustling North Coast resort of Ballito, North Coast Tinley Manor offers holidaymakers the best of both worlds. A leisurely drive along the North Coast from Tinley Manor takes you to the world-famous Zululand / Maputaland game reserves, the historical Midlands & Battlefields, as well as the St Lucia World Heritage Site.
Tinley Manor Self Catering accommodation is plentiful on this virtually undiscovered North Coast paradise, and Tinley Manor Bed & Breakfast accommodation offers you an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can find more info on these Tinley Manor accommodation options on the Where to Stay Tinley Manor accommodation page.
For delicious curries, a must is a meal at "Impulse by the Sea", which has become legendary on the KwaZulu Natal Dolphin Coast, attracting guests locally and from abroad. A North Coast holiday at Tinley Manor will definitely be incomplete without a visit to this highly recommended 'pukka' North Coast curry restaurant.
KwaDukuza Mall is located on the lush green North Coast of KwaZulu Natal in KwaDukuza (also known as Stanger) is positioned just 500m from the R74 off-ramp, over the N2.
The 29, 000m² development which has completely transformed the existing town is owned by well-known entrepreneur, Vivian Reddy and opened on 28th September 2018. The mall which is home to 69 stores is anchored by popular national retailers such as Edgars, Woolworths, Checkers, and Pick n Pay, whilst further complemented by an array of fashion, food, and homeware offerings which has brought shopping convenience to the town.
In line with contemporary town planning, the mall is a key component of a bigger mixed-use development and boosts 971 free, open-air parking bays, a Muslim prayer room, modern ablutions facilities with separate paraplegic and family rooms.
KwaDukuza Nearby Airport
King Shaka International Airport
KwaDukuza Public Transport
KwaDukuza Taxi Rank
Stanger Central, KwaDukuza, 4449
Off4 Paramount Arc, 84 King Shaka St, KwaDukuza, 4449
Luthando Building, 981 King Shaka Street, KwaDukuza, 4449
Kwadukuza Municipality directions to Value Fencing
Get on N2 from R74
7 min (4.9 km)
Head east on Cooper St toward Gizenga St
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Chief Albert Luthuli St
Turn right to merge onto Voortrekker St/R74 toward Blythedale
Continue to follow R74
Slight left to merge onto N2 toward Durban
Follow N2 to Salt Rock Rd in Dolphin Coast. Take exit 214 from N2
13 min (17.9 km)
Merge onto N2
Take exit 214 toward Umhlali Beach/salt Roack Road
Continue on Salt Rock Rd to your destination
3 min (850 m)
Turn left onto Salt Rock Rd
Turn right onto Old Fort Rd
Turn left toward School Rd
Continue straight onto School Rd
Slight right onto Ezulwini Dr
Destination will be on the right
Value Fencing PVC Dolphin Coast KZN
Yard 4, Storage Park, Fox Hill, Ezulwini Dr (off Old main) Salt Rock Umhlali, Dolphin Coast Ballito Bay, 4392