Uncle Lenny

Retired whaler. Wills Rd, Berea. Shaded by a large Syringa tree, Uncle Lenny’s house in Wills Road provides a refuge from the urban environment.  A thick hedge hides a secluded garden while dappled sunlight filters onto a Durban verandah.  The illusion of peace is tempered by the realities of this inner city neighbourhood.  Taxi owners … Read more

Smart Gumede

Smart Gumede, printmaker and sculptor in wood, was born and died at Ndwedwe, KwaZulu-Natal. He also attended school in the Ndwedwe district, excelling at craftwork. He went to Amanzimtoti Training College to train as a teacher. While there, he received a bursary to train as an art teacher at the Ndaleni Teacher Training College. Taught … Read more

Slindile Khuzwayo Family History, Menzi High School

My grandmother Nomalanga and my grandfather Umzikayifani they were married and they were blessed with four children Lungani, Zinhle, Zama (my mom) and Siyabonga. My grandmother’s family lived in rural area of Ngonyameni just outside of Umlazi Township. My grandmother and my grandfather had a vegetable garden, not a small garden but a big garden, … Read more

Siyabonga Nomvete

Born on December 2, 1977, Siyabonga Nomvete is possibly best remembered for his crucial goal against Slovenia at the 2002 World Cup – a goal which gave South Africa its first ever World Cup win. But Nomvete, who moved back to the South African soccer scene, has accomplished much more than that in his professional … Read more