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The Mariamman Festival in Durban, KwaZulu Natal

When the Indian population settled in Durban more than a hundred years ago, they not only adapted but brought with them their own traditional and cultural practices which are still largely practiced today. The annual Mariamman Festival is one such example. To appreciate cultural diversity in Durban is to understand it, and in Durban we […]

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The House that GV Naidu Built

Durban has stood the test of time in terms of its beautiful landscape and rich heritage sites, its diverse people, each making their own history. The buildings tell a political, social and economic tale which has created valuable memories and lessons in history. When the Indian settlers arrived in Durban, not all of them had […]

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The History of Inanda

In the 1830s, Natal was for a brief time a Boer Republic called Natalia. Several Boers acquired farms for themselves including Inanda. These were largely abandoned when the British took control of Natal in 1843 and they fell into the hands of land speculators. Around the turn of the century, several wealthier Christians from Inanda […]

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