International Day For Monuments and Sites

Today is the International Day For Monuments and Sites, which is held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) … Read more

Invitation to Green Map workshop

The Ulwazi Programme has partnered with Imagine Durban to bring heritage sites to their Green Map project. They are having a workshop next week to encourage community participation in the mapping process, see below for details. Imagine Durban invites you to a workshop and brainstorming session on how you can benefit from the eThekwini Green … Read more

Durban Heritage Map

The Ulwazi Programme has recently launched an online, interactive heritage map of the eThekwini Municipality. Heritage sites are ‘pinned’ on the map. When clicked, the pin opens up a small window with the title, an image and short description. See below for details.


Last Sunday we took a tour of the Marianhill Monastery in Durban.  The area has a fascinating history – tied in to the Trappist Monks and their missionary work as well as being responsible for educating a number of liberation leaders. Of interest to us was the grave of Benedict Vilakazi, who was an educator and … Read more