No Longer at This Address – From Davenport Road to Helen Joseph Road

On the 9th August 1956 thousands of women of all races marched to Union Buildings in Pretoria. Their aim was to deliver a petition to the then Prime Minister, J.G. Strijdom, objecting to the pass laws that required black Africans to carry a range of documents, including a photograph, employment records, tax payments and criminal records, that enabled the … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Aliwal Street to Samora Machel Street

It’s been a long time since we’ve run one of our ‘No Longer at This Address’ features where we look at the history behind the (somewhat controversial) road name changes in Durban. Interestingly not all of the new road names are named after South Africans, with quite a few named in honour of struggle heroes from … Read more

No Longer at This Address – Chief Albert Luthuli

With Human Rights Day being commemorated last¬†Saturday it seemed the right time to talk about Chief Albert Luthuli, one of the key actors in the anti-pass campaign that led to the March 1960 Sharpeville protest. While he¬†wasn’t actually present on the day of the Sharpeville shootings (he was testifying in Pretoria), as President General of … Read more

No Longer at This Address – Moses Mabhida Stadium

In this series, No Longer at This Address, we focus on the new road names in Durban, and the people that they’re named in honour of. And while Moses Mabhida’s namesake is not a road, the soccer stadium is such a massive part of Durban’s new skyline (and its soul) that we thought it was … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Windermere Road to Lillian Ngoyi Road

In this series of blog posts, No Longer at This Address, we look at the personal histories behind the new road names in Durban, and with this Saturday being Women’s Day in South Africa it seemed only appropriate that we pay tribute to one of SA’s great female leaders, Lillian Masediba Ngoyi. Lilian Ngoyi Road, … Read more

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