The Greater Edendale and Vulindlela Development Initiative
The Msunduzi Municipality established the Greater Edendale and Vulindlela Development Initiative (GEVDI) in 2005 to upgrade and redevelop the historically disadvantaged Greater Edendale area. This area was developed in the past with very poor planning controls in place resulting in disorganised development with owners unable to obtain title to their land.
Land Tenure and Housing Development in Edendale
Edendale is a large and populous area situated to the north west of Pietermaritzburg, established as a segregated township by the apartheid government. Several thousand residential erven were surveyed, starting in the early 1960s, although previous forms of land tenure have existed since the late 1800s.