Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni u-Alice Street kwaba uJohannes Nkosi Street

U-Alice Street waqanjwa ngegama likaGrand Duchess u-Alice Maud Mary waseHesse, indodakazi yesibili yeNdlovukazi uVictoria noPrince Albert. Wazalwa ngo-1843 eBuckingham Palace futhi wabhapathizwa nguMbhishobhi Omkhulu waseCanterbury. U-Alice wagcina eshade neNkosana uLouis waseHesse (iHesse kwakuyisifunda esiseMpumalanga yeJalimane) kepha hhayi ngaphambi kokuncelisa ubaba wakhe ngesikhathi somkhuhlane omncane we-typhoid owathatha impilo yakhe. UJohannes Nkosi wayengomunye wabaholi bokuqala beqembu lamaKhomanisi … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni uNorthern Freeway kwaba uRuth First Freeway

Umgwaqo u-M4 Northern Freeway uhlanganisa iTheku namaphethelo asenyakatho ne-KZN North Coast (ngenkathi uM4 Southern Freeway uxhuma i-CBD nesikhumulo sezindiza i-Durban International kanye ne-KZN South Coast). Umgwaqo onguthelawayeka waseNyakatho wumgwaqo obalulekile osendleleni eya edolobheni futhi wagcina ukwenziwa ngcono ngo-2004. Isithombe ngakwesobunxele sikhombisa iDurban North ngawo-1930, kulokho okwakuzoba yiNorthern Freeway. URuth First wazalelwa eGoli ngo-1925. Wajoyina iqembu … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Chief Albert Luthuli

Njengoba kukhunjulwa uSuku lwamaLungelo Abantu ngoMgqibelo owedlule kubonakale njengesikhathi esifanele ukukhuluma ngoChief Albert Luthuli, ongomunye owabamba iqhaza eliqavile emkhankasweni wokulwa namaphasi oholele embhikishweni waseSharpeville owawungoMashi 1960. Yize wayengekho ngosuku lokudutshulwa kwabantu eSharpeville (wayengyfakazi ePitoli), njengoMongameli Jikelele we-ANC kwakunguLuthuli owethula ‘Year of the Pass’ – umkhankaso kazwelonke okwakuhloswe ngawo ukuqeda umthetho wamapasi. Kepha yize ayebambe iqhaza … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni uNMR Avenue kwaba uMasabalala Yengwa Avenue

UNMR Avenue waqanjwa ngomunye wemikhakha emidala kunayo yonke eNingizimu Afrika, iNatal Mounted Rifles, esesekhona njengamanje ekhombisa ukubalwa kwabantu ngama-21st century eThekwini. Indlunkulu yaseNatal Mounted Rifles isekhoneni lalapho okwakunguNMR Avenue noWalter Gilbert Road. Isakhiwo esihle sesimanjemanje esaziwa ngeNMR House kwake kwaba yisakhiwo sezindiza iStamford Hill. UMasabalala Bonnie Yengwa wazalwa ngo-1923 eduzane naKwa- Maphumulo eNatali. Wathonywa kakhulu … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Ukuqanjwa kabusha kwemigwaqo yaseThekwini

Ngasekuqaleni kuka-2007 iningi le-African National Congress kuMasipala weTheku lagunyaza inqubo yokuqanjwa kabusha kwamagama emigwaqweni eyaholela ekuqanjweni kabusha kwemigwaqo evelele engaphezu kwekhulu ngemuva kwabantu abahlukahlukene abalwa nemibuso yamakholoni nobandlululo. Lenqubo yaholela ezingeni elingakaze libonwe lomphakathi kanye nempikiswano. Phakathi kokushintshwa kwamagama okuqala kwakhulu zedolobha nezikhulu zamasosha, amayunithi, izakhiwo nemicimbi, kanye nezakhamizi ezinethonya, eziningi zazo ezabuyela emuva ngawo-1850s. … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Point Road to Mahatma Ghandi Road

So named because it runs along the the narrow strip of land that borders the harbour, this is not the first time that Point Road has changed its identity. At one time, the whole section of the Point from Smith Street to the mouth of the bay was in the charge of the harbour authorities, … Read more