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Umlando WakwaMzimela Nezithakazelo Zabo

Izithakazelo Mzimela! Mnguni! Lwandle olungawelwa Luwelwa zinkonjane zona ezindizela phezulu Mahlab’ angadli Ngoba udl’ umkhonto Mwelase! Ongaweli ngezibuko! Owela ngempambuse zomfula Umaginind’ umuntu ngomkhonto UDlubu lwahlutshwa ekhasini Gumede! Mbizeni! Ntaka! Sheleza! Mzungwanya, Dimbani; Donda kaMlimandlela Mfuyi wamatshe, Mnguni ! Mfeka Abasab’ amacokana Nzungane kaMagxega KaNtonga yethusi. Lwazi, Maconi AbaZimela ngentonga yethusi Abafokazana bezimelelela ngomhlanga Umlando wabo […]

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August Hammar – Government Surveyor, 1890-1915

Contents 1 Swedish Oskarsberg Mission 2 Soldier 3 Surveyor 4 Adventurer 5 Artist Swedish Oskarsberg Mission Augustus Hammar, a 22-year-old newly qualified civil engineer from Sweden, arrived in Durban in January 1879. Not being able to afford the post cart fare to the Transvaal, he set out on foot to the Swedish Church Mission at […]

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Baleka Mbete

Baleka Mbete is the first woman to be elected National Chairperson of the ANC and an outspoken proponent for women’s rights. Chairperson Mbete grew up as the eldest girl in a family of eight children. The expectations of this role forged budding leadership qualities. Inspired by the women in her life, namely her grandmother and […]

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Zulu Traditional Dance

Zulu traditional dancer Nunu Mkhize, a leader of KwaMkhize Zulu Traditional Dance Group,  said the group was started at KwaZwelibomvu in Pinetown, Durban but is currently staying in Umbumbulu. He started dancing at a very young age and considers it a sport. He believes that by participating in the group it helps him not to focus on negative […]

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Zamani Makhanya

Visual Artist, Zamani Makhanya, grew up in Lamontville township on the outskirts of Durban, the youngest of seven children. He was born on 22 August 1959. Contents 1 Good Education – Influenced by Three Schools 2 Fine Arts Degree at Fort Hare University 3 Third Eye Vision – African Symbols 4 Death in his Family […]

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Uncle Lenny

Retired whaler. Wills Rd, Berea. Shaded by a large Syringa tree, Uncle Lenny’s house in Wills Road provides a refuge from the urban environment.  A thick hedge hides a secluded garden while dappled sunlight filters onto a Durban verandah.  The illusion of peace is tempered by the realities of this inner city neighbourhood.  Taxi owners […]

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