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

Human Rights Seminar

The eThekwini Municipality’s Local History Museums will be having a Human Rights Seminar that will take place on Wednesday, 20/03/13, at the Ntuzuma A Hall. This seminar is a continuation of a similar seminar held last year where issues of mob justice and its effects were put on the spot light. This year’s theme is … Read more