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Town and holiday resort on the South Coast, 29km from Durban. It was founded in 1928, proclaimed a township in 1939 and became a borough in 1952. In 1961 Amanzimtoti, Isipingo Beach and Isipingo Rail were all amalgamated into a single municipality. Named after the Manzimtoti River, the name is Zulu and means 'sweet water'. 

• New Dictionary of South African Names by Peter E. Raper
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Last updated : 24-Jan-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 21-Sep-2016

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