A key factor that helped forge a common South African “Indian” identity was the political struggles waged against harsh discriminatory laws enacted against Indians and the other Black oppressed groups in the country. The diverse Indian population in South Africa is concentrated in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s largest city, Durban, which has the most substantial Indian population in sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa as a whole also has a substantial Indian population, with over 1 million people of Indian descent. Therefore, Indian influences have contributed to the multi-cultural diversity of South Africa. The local culinary landscape has been infused with a diverse array of Oriental flavour – most notably in the Natal region. Popular dishes include curry, and an intrinsic Durban dish called ‘bunny chow’, which is half a loaf of bread, hollowed out and filled with curry.