Durban’s Elephant Sculpture

Earlier this year the elephants sculpture located in the city’s Warwick Precinct was again vandalised. This shocking and destructive act has led to the decision to have the sculpture relocated to the beach promenade. Earlier incident The sculpture by artist Andries Botha is made out of a wire frame filled with stones. This artwork was … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From King George V Avenue to Mazisi Kunene Avenue

Last week we wrote about the book, Emperor Shaka the Great, which is finally being published in its original isiZulu. This week we thought that we would focus on its author, Professor Mazisi Kunene, freedom fighter, literary icon and poet. Kunene spent much of his adult life abroad, but never lost ties with his fellow activists back home, actively … Read more

Coming Home….

As founding president of the South African Native National Congress (later the ANC), Reverend John Dube is a name known to most South Africans, but what many people aren’t aware of is the important work carried out by his wife, Nokutela MaMdima Dube. An ardent supporter of the work of her husband, and an activist in her … Read more

No Longer At This Address – Dr Langalibalele Dube Street

This past Sunday marked the 105th anniversary of the founding of the ANC. Originally called the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), the political organisation was formed on the 8th January 1912, in response, in part, to the Natives Land Act which once passed into law would create separate reserves for black people, and prohibit … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Windermere Road to Lillian Ngoyi Road

In this series of blog posts, No Longer at This Address, we look at the personal histories behind the new road names in Durban, and with this Saturday being Women’s Day in South Africa it seemed only appropriate that we pay tribute to one of SA’s great female leaders, Lillian Masediba Ngoyi. Lilian Ngoyi Road, … Read more

Josiah Gumede, 4th President of the ANC

As part of the Durban ANC centenary celebrations an exhibition of the life and times of Josiah Gumede opened on Thursday, 19 April at the KwaMuhle Museum in Bram Fischer Road, Durban. Gumede was honoured for the role he played in the struggle for political and socio-economic freedom for all in South Africa. The occasion … Read more