KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal


The town of KwaDukuza (formerly Stanger ) is located in the South African province of KwaZulu -Natal, about 60 kilometers north of Durban and 7 kilometers from the Indian Ocean. It is the capital of the district Ilembe. 2011, it had 13,330 inhabitants. Stanger is located at an altitude of 101 meters above sea level.

The town was founded in 1820 by the Zulu King Shaka as KwaDukuza ( isiZulu for location of the lost person). 1828 Shaka was assassinated by his half-brother Dingane, and then the town was burnt down.

1873 built European settlers at this point the city Stanger. In 1998 the city back its original name. The first African Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Luthuli John is buried here. One attraction is the tomb of Shaka.

Today Stanger is a railway junction and the center of sugarcane production in this region.