Warwick: Never Gonna Give You Up!

The Liberation Heritage Route maps out areas and buildings in Durban that have special significance in the story of South Africa’s struggle for a democratic nation. Some of the locations are less well known to the public than others, but few are quite as established in the lives of Durbanites as Warwick Triangle and the surrounding …

Non-Violence: The Weapon of the Strong

As we mark the eighth annual Mandela Day we also commemorate 60 years since the historic 1946 passive resistance march from Grey Street to Umbilo. Under the leadership of Dr Monty Naicker and M.D. Naidoo a crowd fifteen thousand people strong gathered to protest against the Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Act, commonly referred to as the Ghetto …

ICOM Presentation: Navigating Freedom

Bonginkosi Zuma and Steven Kotze from the eThekwini Municipality have written a paper that will be presented at next week’s ICOM conference in Milan.  ‘Navigating Freedom: Social cohesion policies and the democratic cultural landscape of Durban’s Liberation Heritage Route’ explores the National Liberation Heritage Route (LHR), a project of the South African National Heritage Council …

Struggle heritage route for Durban

Article published in The Daily News The eThekwini Municipality is at an advanced stage in creating a “liberation heritage route” in Durban aimed at honouring the people and places in the city that paved the way for democracy. The project is part of the South African National Heritage Council’s national initiative to commemorate local sites …