Durban Living Legend – Susan Barry

Susan Barry was born in 1952, she is full time lecturer in jazz studies at University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also a veteran keyboardist and composer who has worked with some of South Africa’s great musicians, most notably the iconic Busi Mhlongo, a 2008 eThekwini Living Legend recipient. She has been involved in numerous projects … Read more

Esther Roberts

Esther Roberts was born in Glenwood, Durban, in a Late Victorian style mansion known as Roberts House on Frere Hill. As one of the first female anthropologists in South Africa her early research in the 1930’s into the Nazareth Shembe Church was groundbreaking.  The results of her research is today housed in the Campbell Collections.  She was also … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Sam Pillay

Durban Living Legend-Sam Pillay Sam Pillay was born in 1957 in Cato Manor, Durban. At the age of 17 founded a youth club called Sunshine. The youth club organizing sporting and social function. They also raised funds for the funeral of pupils from Meadowlands who were killed whilst on a school excursion. Sam Pillay played an … Read more

Henry Cele

He was nicknamed Black Cat Nkawu Cele during his career in soccer, he was a goalkeeper for Ama-Zulu F.C. and because of his complexion he was nicknamed Black Cat. But most of all the skills that he showed when he was a goalkeeper gave him the name Nkawu (Monkey) because he could stretch for the … Read more

Durban Living Legend – Ros Sarkin

Durban Living Legend-Ros Sarkin Ros Sarkin was born in  is currently involved in cultural and educational affairs and is a co-founder of the Durban International Film Festival. During the dark days of apartheid, Sarkin showed many films that were banned by the regime, especially films that dealt with political themes, e.g. Bernardo Bertolucci’s film 1900 … Read more