Desmond Makhanya

Desmond Makhanya was born near Adam’s Mission on 14 September 1935. At age seven he began school in the infants section of Adams College, the fourth generation in his family to do so. He remained at the college until he matriculated in 1954 and had an ongoing affiliation with the famous institution of learning ever … Read more

Nontethelelo Makhanya Family History

Umndeni wakwa Makhanya wawuhlala Emzumbe ezansi neKwaZulu Natal. Kwakuhlala ugogo uMathangetshitshi ezalwa nguBacijile. UBacijile ezalwa ngu Ntombizoyophuza. Wasukaka lapho wazohlala kwaMaphumulo lapho kwakuhlala uBawinile ezalwa ngu Gujana ezalwa nguNtombizabanguni. Basuka lapho bazohlala eMbumbulu. Basukela eMzumbe ngenhloso yokuba bakwazi ukuzothola imisebenzi emadolobheni. Bayithola imisebenzi oMathangetshitshi benoSgujana besebenza eThekwini enkampanini enkulu. Phela lezelamani zazifundile ikhona okwaba lula … Read more

Desmond Makhanya: 14 September 1935 – 16 July 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of 2013 eThekwini Living Legend, Desmond Makhanya.  Makhanya, who was born near Adam’s Mission in 1935, passed away on Saturday, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, five children and five grandchildren. His body will be laid to rest at Adams Mission tomorrow, the 23rd … Read more