No Longer at This Address – From Durban lCC to Albert Luthuli lCC

Durban’s International Convention Centre has been extremely successful since its inception, helping to make Durban one of the conferencing capitals of the South. The ICC has played host to a variety of events and conferences including the Non-Aligned Movement and the World Conference on Racism. The ICC has recently been expanded, and now includes a … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni uGrey Street/Broad Street kwaba uDr Yusuf Dadoo Street

UGrey Street ekuqaleni ubesuka eDartnell Crescent eduzane naseGreyville Race Course aze ayofika kuVictoria Embankment. Eminyakeni ethile edlule, nokho, isigaba esiphakathi kwaleli chweba noWest Street saqanjwa kabusha ngokuthi uBroad Street. UGray Street waqanjwa ngo-Earl Henry George Grey, uNobhala Wombuso WaseBrithani WamaKoloni ngawo-1850. UGray Street uxhunyaniswe ngendlela exakile nomlando wabantu baseNdiya eThekwini. U-Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo wazalelwa eKrugersdrop … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Commercial Road to Dr AB Xuma Street

Commercial Road shares its name with streets all over the English-speaking world. The first Commercial Road was probably in London, where it was built by the Commercial Road Company. Similarly named Roads are generally named for the economic activity to which they played host when they were built. Today Commercial Road is mostly home to … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Stanger Street to Stalwart Simelane Street

Stanger Street was named after William Stanger the first Surveyor General of Natal and was intimately involved in giving Durban its currrent form.  Although  Stanger’s achievements are no longer celebrated with a road name, the town of Stangerstill retains his name, as does the Stangeria eriopus, otherwise known as Stanger’s cycad, which Stanger misidentified as … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni u-Aliwal Street kwaba uSamora Machel Street

Sekuyisikhathi eside saqala ukusebenza ngohleko lwe- ‘No Longer at This Address’ (Akuselona leli Kheli) lapho sibheka khona umlando wezinguquko zomgwaqo (ezithile ezinempikiswano) eThekwini. Kuyathakazelisa ukuthi akuwona wonke amagama emigwaqo emisha aqanjwe ngamagama abantu baseNingizimu Afrika, kanti ambalwa impela aqanjwe ngamaqhawe omzabalazo aphesheya. USamora Machel Street, owayekade eyi-Aliwal Street, ukuhlonipha umholi wangaphambili wezinguquko nomongameli waseMozambique. Wazalwa ngo-1933 … Read more

No longer at This Address – the renaming of Durban’s streets

In early 2007 the African National Congress majority within the eThekwini Municipality approved a street renaming process that resulted in the renaming of over 100 prominent streets after various individuals who fought against the colonial and apartheid regimes. The process led to an unprecedented degree of public attention and debate. Among the first name changes … Read more