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Human Settlement: Urban African Architecture

The history of uMsunduzi is a rich diverse history, from human settlement, architecture, political struggle, and to different cultures. Today we briefly present the history of urban African architecture.

Africans were housed in compounds and barracks in the city and established semirural informal settlements in the areas such as Vulindlela. In the 1950’s African Christians acquired the farm Welverdient (Edendale) and a village was laid out in a Voortrekker grid pattern with Europeans.