Lucky Simayile

Lucky Ziko Simayile has been a resident of Kwa Mashu (Durban, South Africa) since 1996. When he was released from prison he decided to join Ekhaya Multi-Art Centre (E-MAC) “A creative home for creative people” as a performing artist. He originally hails from the Mpumalanga township (Hammersdale). As a young person he tried to get the easy … Read more

List of mayors of Durban

Below is a list of mayors of Durban, South Africa. 1854-56 George Cato 1856-57 Edward Snell and Savery Pinsent 1857-58 A W Evans and J R Goodricke 1858-59 J R Goodricke and Savery Pinsent 1859-60 William Hartley 1860-63 Alexander McArthur 1863-65 Hugh Gillespie 1865-66 John Hunt and R W Tyzack 1866-67 Arthur Harvey and John … Read more

Lindani Shange Family History, Menzi High School

Abasemadimeni, omacongo, odumakude, omangafani My father’s dad was born in Richmond and so was his mother. His father’s name is Ambrose Shange and he married Emily. My father was born in the year 1953 during the month of April on the 9th in Endaleni hospital in Richmond. There he lived with both his parents his … Read more

Linda Nzama – kwaMashu Heroes and Heroines

Linda Nzama activist in KwaMashu. He left South Africa after the 1976 uprisings, joining the ANC and training as uMkhonto Wesizwe. After his return he was based in Durban where he operated a number of underground activities including youth mobilisation. In 1981 he drowned, but his death was suspicious and some people feel he was … Read more

Leleti Khumalo

Leleti Khumalo (born 1970 in KwaMashu township, north of Durban, South Africa) is a Zulu South African actress who played the leading role in the movie Sarafina! alongside Whoopi Goldberg. Showing an interest in performing from an early age, Khumalo joined a youth backyard dance group called Amajika, mentored by Tu Nokwe. Sarafina! In 1985, … Read more

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Contents 1 Background 2 Genre Formation 3 Naming 4 Music career Retrospect Background Ladysmith Black Mambazo presents the traditional music of South Africa and is regarded as the country’s cultural emissary at home and around the world. In 1993, at Nelson Mandela’s request, Ladysmith Black Mambazo accompanied the future President to the Nobel Peace Prize … Read more