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

Durban Then and Now

This past Saturday saw the famous horse racing event, The Durban July, take place at Greyville Race Course. People flock from all over the country for this great event, but they don’t take it quite as seriously as back in the day when the event was celebrated as a public holiday! Click here to watch … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From West Street to Dr Pixley kaSeme Street

West Street has to be one of Durban’s most famous roads, running right through the centre of the CBD. The road was renamed in 2007 in honour of South Africa’s first black lawyer, Dr Pixley KaSeme. Nephew of John Dube, KaSeme moved to America to study at Columbia University, and later moved to England to … Read more

No Longer at this Address – King Dinuzulu Road

For the second feature on the (not so) new Durban road names, we thought that we’d tackle a road that runs through the centre of our city, and is host to the famous Comrades Marathon taking place this Sunday. Berea Road, now King Dinuzulu Road, is the ‘gateway’ to Durban, with Tollgate Bridge forming a … Read more

No Longer at this Address – From Cowey Road to Problem Mkhize Road

With the country heading off to the polls tomorrow we thought that it would be a good time to reflect on a bit of South Africa’s history, both recent and past. It doesn’t seem possible, but it was nearly seven years ago that the battle with Durban’s street names began. In an effort to acknowledge … Read more

We Love Durban!

We Love Cities is a global competition supported by the World Wildlife Fund that aims to promote sustainability by recognising those cities that are making a concerted effort to change things for the better. Cities are judged on the basis of four criteria: smarter transportation; cleaner energy; more efficient buildings; and less waste. The public … Read more