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McCord ward, circa 1918

The People’s Hospital

Recently published, The People’s Hospital: A History of McCords, Durban, 1890s-1970s, looks at the story of one of Durban’s most important medical institutions. With its origins linked to medical missionaries, Dr James McCord and his wife Margaret, McCords has always had a reputation of being a compassionate institution, willing to fight the good fight on behalf of […]

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Semi-permanent library structures in Durban's CBD

Why Durban?

Darryl Davids, the Head of English at UKZN, and one of the team members responsible for Durban’s successful bid to be named a UNESCO World City of Literature says that he has been asked “Why Durban”? His response, appropriately, is “Why not Durban?”. But we thought that we’d take the opportunity to answer the question […]

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A mural in Rivertown, Durban

Durban Makes the NYT Top Ten!

It’s been all over social media for the past few weeks, so most people have likely already read about it, but we’re so proud of our little city that we thought we’d add our voice to the masses, and say “Well done Durbs!”. South Africa is a wonderful tourist destination, with our myriad of cultures […]

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Durban: The Coolest City in South Africa

Social media sites have been abuzz with a CNN article that cites Durban as the coolest city in South Africa – something that we definitely thought was worth sharing (although the folks at Ulwazi already know it’s true!). According to the article that was published last week, many overseas visitors overlook Durban when planning their […]

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We Love Durban!

We Love Cities is a global competition supported by the World Wildlife Fund that aims to promote sustainability by recognising those cities that are making a concerted effort to change things for the better. Cities are judged on the basis of four criteria: smarter transportation; cleaner energy; more efficient buildings; and less waste. The public […]

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