Durban Living Legend – Bongani Donald Mkhwanazi

Bongani Donald Mkhwanazi was born on 11 April 1953 in Durban’s Claremont Township, he was a pioneer of Black Economic Empowerment and its implementation before it became government policy by creating opportunities for black businessmen. He is said to have coined the term “BEE” in the 1980s as President of the Black Management Forum. Don started the National Empowerment … Read more

Durban Living Legend – David Masondo

David Masondo was born in Hammersdale, Durban in 1950. He started his musical career, doing gigs in townships as Groovy Boys. He later founded the Soul Brothers, the band that has successfully realized the South African soul concept (umbhaqanga), a Zulu-infused style of jazz that gained popularity in the 1960s. He was the writer of … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Clive William Barker

Clive William Barker nicknamed “The Dog” was born on the 23rd June 1944 in Durban. He has been hailed as the most successful coach in the South African National soccer team Bafana Bafana’s history. Clive Barker’s ceaseless optimism and superb motivational ability can be credited for bringing the beleaguered national soccer squad to victory in … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Buddy Govender

Buddy Govender was born in Sydenham, Durban in 1960. Buddy’s love for karate  and soccer began in 1969.  At the age 9, he joined Goju Kai Karate school. This dojo was run by Stan Hart and Leo Lapinski. In 1976 Buddy was graded to Shodan under Yamaguchi Goshi Shihan. He continued to train under Vasi … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Bhekizizwe William ‘Willie’ Mtolo

Durban Living Legend-Bhekizizwe William ‘Willie’ Mtolo William Bhekizizwe ‘Willie’ Mtolo was born in 1965 in Kilmon, and grew up in Hillcrest. Mtolo is the South African running legend, a former New York Marathon winner and two time runner-up of the Comrades Marathon. He has participated in more than 23 marathons in South Africa and around the world. … Read more