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

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

Living Legends

  The eThekwini Living Legends Awards is an initiative of the Municipality that aims to recognise the achievements of past or current residents of eThekwini who have excelled in one of the following areas: Arts and Culture; Sport, Hospitality and Tourism; Human Rights; Music and Entertainment; Media; Academic; Environment; Religion; Business; Science and Technology The … Read more