Reflecting on the 1973 Durban Strikes - January 9th 2021 marks 48 years since the 1973 Durban strikes, also dubbed the 'Durban Moment', began with 2000 workers from Coronation Brick and Tile going on strike. They… Continue Reading
Umlando Ogqamile we-Sastri College - Ezindaweni ezisemaphethelweni e-Greyville kukhona i-Sastri College, esinye sezikhungo ezibaluleke kakhulu esifundazweni nasemlandweni. Isungulwe ngo-1929 njengesikole samabanga aphansi sabafana, kanye nesikhungo sokuqeqesha othisha, kule minyaka edlule ikolishi lenze imisebenzi ehlukahlukene.… Continue Reading
Protesters gather outside the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial, 19th December 1956 I-Freedom Charter necala lokuvukela umbuso le-1956 - I-Congress of the People yabakhona ngomhlaka 26 Juni 1955, e-Kliptown, ngaphandle kwaseGoli. Behanjelwe ngabantu ababalelwa ku-3000, inhloso yalo mhlangano bekungukuxoxa ngokuqukethwe yilo Mqulu weNkululeko ohlongozwayo, nezethulo zale dokhumenti sezamukelwe… Continue Reading
Reconciliation and the Gender Divide - Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 marks the Day of Reconciliation in South Africa – a momentous day that seeks to foster reconciliation and promote national unity. The day came into… Continue Reading
Book Launch – The Buildings of the Durban System - Durban-based book lovers and history fanatics will be delighted to attend the Durban Book Fair at Mitchell Park from 4th to 6th December. The final event of the weekend… Continue Reading
Professor Fatima Meer: activist, author, scholar, community leader, and human rights icon - Durban-born human rights activist and liberation icon, Fatima Meer (August 12 1928 - March 13 2020), has been named "one of the most prominent women political leaders in South… Continue Reading
Memory and Memorialisation of Indian Indentured Labourers in Durban - November 16th 2020 marked 160 years since the first indentured labourers were brought to Port Natal from Madras on the SS Truro. The British Government sent the 342 passengers… Continue Reading
A Century On: Remembering Archbishop Denis Eugene Hurley - November 9th marked 105 years since the birth of Durban's Archbishop Denis Hurley. He was a long-celebrated and fierce opponent of the apartheid regime and was known for his… Continue Reading
John Vorster Square Prison and the Tenth Floor – An Eery Emblem of apartheid’s Brutality - John Vorster Square Prison is said to be "a true embodiment of the violence of the apartheid system." The notorious Johannesburg jail opened in August 1968 and was named… Continue Reading
Resilience, Community and Connection at Kenneth Gardens - Kenneth Gardens is Durban's biggest low-income housing estate and offers subsidised housing to between 1500 and 1800 residents in Umbilo. Initially built for low-income families who were categorised as… Continue Reading