The Municipality is calling for the public to nominate people in their communities to stand in for the Living Legends awards. Nominees should be people who were born within the Municipal area and who have excelled in the following categories: music, sports, arts and drama, politics and social responsibility. This will be the third Living Legends Awards to be held in September.
Director of the Local History Museum, Mlungisi Ngubane, said the Municipality intends to award or recognise people who have done exceptionally well in their respective fields. These should be individuals whom communities feel have made valuable contributions to society and deserve to be respected and honoured, he said.
The City is shying away from the norm of posthumously paying tribute to heroes and heroines. The Living Legends Awards seeks to honour community leaders while they are still alive.
Nomination forms are available in the Metro Ezasegagasini and the Municipal website, www.durban.gov.za.
Forms are also available at the Municipal Sizakala Customer Centres. Nomination should be forwarded to Shangasem@durban.gov.za or be faxed to 031 311 2224. Alternatively they can be posted to KwaMuhle Museum, 130 Bram Fischer (Ordnance) Road Durban 4000. It is important to ensure that you include your name when nominating. The closing date for the submission of nomination forms is 9 July 10.