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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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Umgababa Triumphs Against The Odds

The prime seaside location of Umgababa sets it oddly apart from other Durban townships. Given the country’s apartheid past, you would have expected that its position, some 35km south of Durban, would have seen it develop as a ‘whites only’ suburb like Amanzimtoti or Winkelspruit, its immediate neighbours. But the seaside village wasn’t an accidental […]

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The Phoenix Settlement

Contents 1 Communal Settlement 2 Phoenix Settlement Trust 3 Indian Opinion 4 Private School 5 Gandhi’s legacy continued 6 The settlement restored 7 Gandhi honoured   8 Sources Communal Settlement The Phoenix Settlement, established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904,  is situated on the north-western edge of Inanda, some 20 kilometres north of Durban. Sita Gandhi writes:  “My grandfather’s […]

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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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