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South Durban Basin

The South Durban Basin is the industrial hub of Durban situated in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. KwaZulu-Natal Province. It stretches from the Port of Durban in the north to eZimkokodweni in the south and is home to 2 large petrochemical refineries, a large paper mill, motor manufacturers and at least 5000 businesses,22 000 households and 200 000 residents. It includes the residential areas of Bluff, Clairwood, Wentworth, Merebank, Isipingo, and Lamontville and the Industrial areas of Jacobs and Prospecton.
During the 1930s, the South Durban Basin was planned as an industrial centre. In the 1950s, through the enforcement of the Group Areas Act, Coloureds, Indians and African communities were often relocated adjacent to heavy industries. This resulted in a historically tense relationship between residents, big business and environmentalists.
 
Poor conditions and neglect by the state led to the political activism and militancy that developed within these areas. There are various other historical as well as political concerns that still shape the present politics and activism of this area. Issues such as: drug abuse, lack of recreation for young people; high levels of unemployment; pollution and housing are factors that affect the quality of life of those who live in the area. The South Durban Basin (SDB) Area Based Management (ABM) department is working to restore customer confidence and build relationships between different stakeholders by improving socio-economic and environmental conditions for people who live in the area.

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