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

Liberation Heritage Route: Gandhi Settlement

The Liberation Heritage Route is an ongoing project managed by the National Heritage Council, a statutory body responsible for the preservation of South Africa’s heritage through, amongst other things, raising public awareness and education. The Gandhi Settlement in Phoenix has recently been added to the Liberation Heritage Route. Gandhi established the settlement in the early … Read more

Prof. Himansu Baijnath

Professor Himansu ‘Snowy’ Baijnath is an Honorary Research Professor in the School of Biological & Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has a passion for plants and conservation, which he enthusiastically shares with his students. Many of the plants that Professor Baijnath has researched are endemic to the Durban area, such as the … Read more

Mr Ximba interview

Mwelela Cele interviews Mr Ximba as part of the Memories of Inanda documentary, produced for the eThekwini Municipality’s Ulwazi Programme. Mr Ximba discusses the Shembe Church. Nazareth Baptist Church (Alternatively called “The Nazarite Church” “iBandla lamaNazaretha”, or the “Shembe Church”) is an African Initiated Church founded by Isaiah Shembe in 1910. It has approximately 4 … Read more