Inanda Seminary

Inanda Seminary, founded by the American Board of Missions (ABM) in 1869 forms an integral part of the history of Inanda. Situated 25 kilometres north west of Durban, it became the first secondary school exclusively for African girls in southern Africa. Its reputation grew rapidly and the school soon attracted students from across the continent. … Read more

Juma Musjid Mosque

The world renowned Juma Musjid Mosque in Grey Street, Durban was built in circa 1880 by Aboobaker Amod Jhaveri, the first Indian trader in Durban.  In 1884 it was expanded to accommodate 200 prayer mats and presently can accommodate about 6000 worshippers. It is believed to be the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Image courtesy SA Venues

Inanda Newtown A

In the late 1970’s, where Inanda Newtown A is located today, used to be a sugar cane plantation. Ematendeni (tents) was the name given to the place after communities were given tents for shelter by G.G. Company in 1980. For some families those tents were not big enough so they decided to build their own … Read more

City Hall

Durban’s City Hall, home of the eThekwini Municipality, was designed by Stanley Hudson in the Modern Renaissance style and was completed in 1910.  It measures over 50m from the street level to the top of the dome and is made of stone up to the first cornice and, thereafter, cement and plaster. The stone was … Read more


Chatsworth is a sprawling township situated in the south of Durban. It is primarily inhabited by people that were relocated during the apartheid regime. It is an Indian township whose culture is central to Durban’s identity and a direct result of Group Areas Act. Contents Group Areas Act Buffer Between White Residential Areas and African Township … Read more

Central Post Office

The Central Post Office was originally built as Durban’s first Town Hall and was officially opened on 25 October 1885. At the time it was the largest building in South Africa and was designed by Phillip M Dudgeon, who was later elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects on the strength … Read more