No Longer at This Address – From Commercial Road to Dr AB Xuma Street

Commercial Road shares its name with streets all over the English-speaking world. The first Commercial Road was probably in London, where it was built by the Commercial Road Company. Similarly named Roads are generally named for the economic activity to which they played host when they were built. Today Commercial Road is mostly home to … Read more

Roland Mqwebu

Born in 1941 in Groutville Mission, Roland Mqwebu attended school at Inchanga High School. In 1955, he had his first recording with Radio Zulu. He acted in a number of national TV multilingual such as Deliwe 1 & 2, Abaqaphi, By The River Side and Dingaka, and has acted in 32 international films. He was best known for … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Stanger Street to Stalwart Simelane Street

Stanger Street was named after William Stanger the first Surveyor General of Natal and was intimately involved in giving Durban its currrent form.  Although  Stanger’s achievements are no longer celebrated with a road name, the town of Stangerstill retains his name, as does the Stangeria eriopus, otherwise known as Stanger’s cycad, which Stanger misidentified as … Read more

UDokotela Angelo Lambiris

UDokotela Angelo John Leonis Lambiris uyi-Living Legend emkhakheni we-herpetology, izifundo zezilwane ezihuqayo nezilwane eziphila ezweni. Ushicilele amaphepha esayensi angaphezu kuka-180 nezincwadi ezimbili. Ufunde ngezilwane ezihuqayo nezilwane eziphila ezweni emanzini iminyaka engaphezulu kwamashumi amahlanu futhi ungumnikazi weqoqo lentengo eliyigugu eliqukethe cishe izinhlobo ezingu-5000 zezinhlobo ezingaphezu kuka-480. Umsebenzi wakhe uhlanganisa izikhundla ezihlonishwayo ne-Natal Parks Board,Durrell Institute for … Read more

USusan Barry

U-Susan Barry ungumfundisi ophelele ezifundweni ze-jazz KwaZulu Natali. Ungumakadebona futhi ongumqambi wezingoma osemnkantshubomvu osebenze nabanye babaculi abanohlonze baseNingizimu Afrika, ikakhulukazi uBusi Mhlongo ohlonishwayo, owathola i-eThekwini Living Legend ngo-2008. Ubambe iqhaza ezinhlelweni eziningi nasekusebenzisaneni nabaculi abavela emazweni angomakhelwane, okubalwa kuwo i-Durban Maputo Connection kanye ne- “Its Cooking in the Melting Pot”. Unothando lokuqhakambisa ithalente elisafufusa futhi … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni u-Aliwal Street kwaba uSamora Machel Street

Sekuyisikhathi eside saqala ukusebenza ngohleko lwe- ‘No Longer at This Address’ (Akuselona leli Kheli) lapho sibheka khona umlando wezinguquko zomgwaqo (ezithile ezinempikiswano) eThekwini. Kuyathakazelisa ukuthi akuwona wonke amagama emigwaqo emisha aqanjwe ngamagama abantu baseNingizimu Afrika, kanti ambalwa impela aqanjwe ngamaqhawe omzabalazo aphesheya. USamora Machel Street, owayekade eyi-Aliwal Street, ukuhlonipha umholi wangaphambili wezinguquko nomongameli waseMozambique. Wazalwa ngo-1933 … Read more