Durban Living Legend – Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo

Sandile Ngcobo born 1 March 1953, is former justice in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is an Attorney, Judge He served as Chief Justice from 2009 to 2011. Ngcobo was the beneficiary of a scholarship from Barclays Bank between 1973 and 1976. In 1975 Ngcobo graduated from the University of Zululand with a … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Welcome Msomi

A writer, director and choreographer, born in Chesterville, Durban in 1943. Welcome Themba Msomi  started writing at the age of 15. He founded the Zulu Dance Theatre and Music, which was established in 1965 in Durban, South Africa. In 1979 Msomi established the extension of the Theatre in New York City. His many works include … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Thuli Dumakude

Thulie Daisy Dumakude was born in Lamontville, Durban in 1949. She has played and performed international for plays such Rafiki, Poppie Nongena, Bongi to mention but the few. She is best known for having originated the title role in 1983’s Poppie Nongena, for which she received the Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in … Read more

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is formerly from Chatsworth, and was part of the struggle against apartheid from the age of 15. Because of his anti-apartheid activities, he was expelled from high school. He was the founding member of the youth organisation Helping Hands, worked in community organisations, was part of the underground movement and an organiser in … Read more

Highway Sheila

By Sharen Thumboo Highway Sheila has become a household name among Durbanites over the past few decades. Legend has it that she is the ghost of a young woman who was raped and killed in Chatsworth, south of Durban. She apparently roams the Higginson Highway where she’s often been seen trying to hitch a lift … Read more