Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuba ekubeni uCommercial Road kwaba uDr AB Xuma Street

UCommercial Road wabelana ngegama lawo nezitaladi kuwo wonke umhlaba okhuluma isiNgisi. Umgwaqo wokuqala wezohwebo mhlawumbe wawuseLondon, lapho wakhiwa khona yiCommercial Road Company. Imigwaqo ebizwa ngokufanayo ibizwa ngokujwayelekile ngomsebenzi wezomnotho ebeziyinxenye lapho yakhiwa. Namuhla uCommercial Road iningi lezitolo zezindwangu futhi yakha umngcele oseningizimu we-Indian Quarter yaseThekwini. U-Alfred Bitini Xuma wazalwa ngo-1893 emndenini ohloniphekile wamaXhosa eTranskei. Kusukela … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni uPoint Road kwaba uMahatma Ghandi Road

Yethiwe kanjalo ngoba ihamba eceleni kwesiqeshana somhlaba esincanyana esisogwini lweTheku, akusikho okokuqala ukuthi uPoint Road ashintshwe. Ngesinye isikhathi, sonke isigaba sePhoyinti kusuka kuSmith Street kuya emlonyeni wechweba sasiphethe abaphathi betheku, futhi saqanjwa ngoScott Street ngegama likaJohn Scott owayenguLieutenant- Governer waseNatali kusukela ngo-1856 kuya ku-1864. UMahatma Ghandi uhlala eyisithonjana samazwe onke sokuthula nenkululeko kubo bonke labo … Read more

No Longer at This Address – From Northern Freeway to Ruth First Freeway

The M4 Northern Freeway links Durban to its northern suburbs and the KZN North Coast (while the M4 Southern Freeway connects the CBD with Durban International Airport and the KZN South Coast). The Northern Freeway is an important arterial route into the city and was last upgraded in 2004. The photograph to the left shows … Read more

Akuselona leli kheli – Kusuka ekubeni uStanger Street kwaba uStalwart Simelane Street

UStanger Street waqanjwa ngoWilliam Stanger waba wuMcwaningi Jikelele waseNatali wokuqala futhi wayebambe iqhaza elikhulu ekunikezeni iTheku indlela elisebenza ngayo. Yize impumelelo kaStanger ingasagujwa igama lomgwaqo, idolobha laseStangerstill liliigcinile igama lakhe, kanjalo neStangeria eriopus, eyaziwa nangokuthi yiStanger’s cycad, uStanger akabonwanga njengensika futhi wayibuyiselwa eNgilandi ukuyohlolwa. Wazalwa ngo-1910, uStalwart Simelane wayengumholi ovelele we-ANC eNatal ngawo-1950. Ngaphambi kwalokho, … Read more

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