No longer at This Address – the renaming of Durban’s streets

In early 2007 the African National Congress majority within the eThekwini Municipality approved a street renaming process that resulted in the renaming of over 100 prominent streets after various individuals who fought against the colonial and apartheid regimes. The process led to an unprecedented degree of public attention and debate. Among the first name changes … Read more

Theo Bophela

Mr. Theo Bophela, Legendary Jazz musician was born on March 15, 1931 in Estcourt (Esiphangweni). His mother died when he was only 2 years old, and his father passed away five years later, leaving him as an orphan to be raised by his grandmother in Cator Manor. His first exposure to music was in church … Read more

UTheo Bophela

UMnumzane Theo Bophela wazalwa ngoMashi 15, 1931 e-Estcourt (Esiphangweni). Umama wakhe washona eneminyaka emibili kuphela, kanti ubaba wakhe wadlula emhlabeni ngemuva kweminyaka emihlanu, wamshiya eyintandane ukuba akhuliswe ugogo wakhe e-Cator Manor. Ukuvezwa kwakhe okokuqala emculweni wayesesontweni ngenkathi esahlala nabazali bakhe. Wayecwile ezinhlotsheni ezahlukahlukene zomculo kusukela esemncane kakhulu. Uthando lukaBophela ngomculo wezintambo ngokujwayelekile kumholele ekutheni afunde … Read more

Thula Bopela

Thula Bopela was born on the 2nd of January 1944. Thula Bopela is Chairman of the Council of the Organization PSIRA that regulates the private security industry in South Africa. As a young man in the early 1960s, Bopela sacrificed his boyhood dream of becoming a lawyer, to follow his duty as a Zulu man … Read more

UDokotela Sazi Dlamini

UDokotela Sazi Dlamini wazalwa ngo-1966 wenza umatikuletsheni eManzimtoti Zulu Training School, eyayaziwa nge-Adams Mission, ngo-1979. Wafunda eThekwini waphothula iziqu ze-Diploma in Musical Performance yesigingci se-jazz e-University of Natal, eyalandelwa i-Bachelor in Music, egxile kwi-jazz nasezifundweni ze-Jazz ngo-1995, kanye ne-Masters in Ethnomusicology ngo-1997. Ngo-2008 uDokotela Dlamini wazuza zakhe ze-PhD kwi-Musicology ovwaningweni lwakhe nge-jazz yaseNingizimu Afrika ekudingisweni, … Read more

Tich Smith

Tich Smith was born in 1951 and grew up in a white middle class home in Johannesburg and educated at St Stithian’s College and King Edward VII High School. He went to university in Pietermaritzburg. Smith was a talented sportsman. He played rugby for Natal at the age of 19 and cricket for Natal and … Read more