The population of Hindus here is 11 lakhs. Their forefathers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, etc., were taken there over 150 years ago as indentured labor. In Durban alone, there is a concentration of 7 lakh Hindus. VHP of South Africa is a registered organization. In 1995 a Hindu Conference was organized in Durban. Nelson Mandela also attended it.