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Beaches in Durban, kwaZulu-Natal

Background The city of Durban boasts a wealth of coastal resources along its 97 km of coastline. These include rocky shores, mangrove forests, coral reefs, coastal forests, wetlands and sandy beaches. Of these, the least studied and most underappreciated are sandy beaches. It has often been pointed out that it is these neglected ecosystems that […]

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Marianridge

Contents 1 History of the Coloured Residents of Mariannridge, by Hazel England, Pinetown Museum, October 1995. 2 Pre-History 3 Sarnia Factory 4 Early Marianridge resident Mrs Ellen July with son Joseph, circa 1923. Copyright C. July. Early Education 5 Education in the 1940s 6 Second World War, 1939-1945 7 Indian Riots, 1949 8 Coloured area […]

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Umlando Wokuqanjwa Kwendawo yaseMshayazafe, eNanda

EMshayazafe indawo yaseNanda eseduze nasoHlange. Igama lalendawo laqanjwa ngezikhathi zobandlululo, ngezikhathi eNanda kusahlala amaNdiya eduze nabantu abamnyama. AmaNdiya asuka kulendawo ngezikhathi zezimpi futhi nobugebengu bubuningi kakhulu. Kuthiwa indlela ubugebengu obabande ngayo kulendawo kwasekuholela ekutheni nezigebengu zangaphandle kwendawo zithole indawo yokugila imikhuba yazo. Ngenxa yalokhu umphakathi wahlangana waxoxisana ngobugebengu nekwakufanele bakwenze. Umphakathi wavumelana ngokuthi kufanele kukhethwe […]

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The Isipingo Temple Hindu Pilgrimage

The celebration of Easter is generally associated and related to the people of Christian faith, however in Durban with our mixed cultures of diversity, Easter also marks an important period for local Durban Hindus. It is referred to as an annual pilgrimage and brings hundreds of Hindus together to pay homage to the deity Goddess […]

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The History of Magazine Barracks in Durban

The arrival of Indians in Durban resulted in settlements in land space near their areas of employment. The Magazine Barracks was one such area that was occupied by these labourers for more than 80 years. This area included the land now occupied by the Durban Central Police Station, court and the Somtseu Road temple. It […]

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The History of Inanda

In the 1830s, Natal was for a brief time a Boer Republic called Natalia. Several Boers acquired farms for themselves including Inanda. These were largely abandoned when the British took control of Natal in 1843 and they fell into the hands of land speculators. Around the turn of the century, several wealthier Christians from Inanda […]

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