Inanda (isiZulu: Pleasant Place) is a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated 30 km north-west of the Durban CBD; it forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropolitan Municipality. Populated primarily by Zulu-speaking Black Africans, Inanda Township is the home of John Langalibalele Dube, first president of the African National Congress (ANC), as a residence/base of operations of Mahatma Gandhi, and as birthplace of the syncretic Nazareth Baptist Church
We are focused on supporting existing institutions and organisations that are in the are, so we have partnered with Sh Muhammad and Apa Samira in supporting projects in the area.
Inanda Township is one of the original townships in the EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. In the 1600s Inanda Township was nothing more than an oasis for the few local Indigenous farmers.
In terms of economy, Inanda Township boasts the following. On the Northern part of the township is Inanda North Town Centre known as eMtshebheni to the locals. With stores like Shoprite, Checkout, Saverite, Furnco, Pep Store, Buildit, Cashbuild & so forth. There is also the Inanda SAPS Station nearby. On the Southern part of the township is the Dube Village Mall named in honour of the late Dr John Langalibalele Dube. The Mall has the Inanda Post Office, Shoprite & plenty other stores. With franchise restaurants such as KFC & Debonairs Pizza. Also with local entertainment pubs such as Sbu’s Lounge (Amatikwe), Under The Moon Exclusive Lounge (Lindley), Zack’s Exclusive Lounge (Inanda Glebe) to name a few.
In terms of infrastructure, the township has multiple community health centres. With Inanda CHC Clinic situated on Umshado Rd, Newtown C. Inanda Newtown A & B Clinics, Sivananda Clinic in Ohlange, St. Joseph’s Roman Clinic in Amatikwe, Bhekimpilo Clinic in Amatikwe to name a few. There’s also the Abalindi Old Age & Orphanage Home in Amatikwe. There are also multiple recreational infrastructures such as Sporting fields with the Dr JL Dube Stadium as the biggest one, Children’s Parks and the latest inventions by the EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality of Fitness Parks introduced in townships. There is also the Tafuleni Cemetery Park in Tafuleni Section which is one of the largest cemetery parks in the Ethekwini Metropolitan.
Amandlakayise Primary School — founded by J.L. Dube
Inanda Seminary School — independent girls’ secondary school, founded in 1869 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Langalibalele High Primary School — founded by J.L. Dube
Ohlange High School — founded by J.L. Dube and his Nokutela Dube as Zulu Christian Industrial School; in 1994, site of the polling place where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in South Africa’s first racially integrated national election
Redfern Primary School — (though in Phoenix) but founded by Dr J.L Dube.
Mvaba High School, Mqhawe High School, Inanda Newtown Comprehensive School, No-7 High School, JG Zuma High School,
Intshisekelo High School, Nkosinathi High School and Sithabile High School to name a few.
There is also the Elangeni FET College situated in Ohlange, on Dr Langalibalele Dube Drive. Which is a tertiary college offering Business & Engineering Courses & Qualifications.
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