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Homeless 101


A recent project aimed at highlighting the issue of homelessness in South Africa has seen the Denis Hurley Centre team up with the Daily Maverick and Story Sessions to present Homeless 101. Intended to be an ‘introduction’ to the topic of homelessness as a social issue, the project pairs photographic portraits with stories of homeless […]

Five Photographers: A Tribute to David Goldblatt

Earlier this month we wrote about an exhibition of Sue Williamson’s work that’s currently showing at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. A bit closer to home,  at the Durban Art Gallery, tomorrow sees the opening of Five Photographers: A Tribute to David Goldblatt. The exhibition is one of the last projects that famed photographer David  […]

The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma

On Friday the 15th December 1989 Doreen Mgoduka woke up to discover that her husband, Glen, hadn’t returned from a meeting he had gone to the previous evening. Ordinarily Doreen’s morning ritual involved her sitting down to watch the breakfast news show, but that Friday, with her husband on her mind, she skipped the news. […]

Mandela Day 2019

There are few voices as recognisable or powerful as that of the late former statesman, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. So, in 2008, when Mandela made a plea whilst addressing the crowds at his 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park, the world took notice: It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in […]

2019 Golden Shield Heritage Awards

Durban’s Liberation Heritage Route forms part of the larger national project, the Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route (RLHR). The RLHR is administered by the National Heritage Council, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. In 2012, the National Heritage Council launched the Golden Shield Heritage Awards as a means of acknowledging those individuals […]

The National Heritage Council


Earlier this month the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality launched the book, A Walk Through Our Past. The coffee table book, which features Nelson Mandela on its cover, highlights important events in our country’s history from the year 1800 through to the dawn of democracy in 1994 and was published as part of the municipality’s Liberation […]

Cast your Vote at the DHC


The late Archbishop Denis Hurley, after whom the Denis Hurley Centre was named, spent his life fighting for the human rights of all individuals, regardless, of race, culture or creed, but it was the poorest of the poor, who most needed his assistance. Now 25 years after the advent of South Africa’s hard-won democracy there […]

The 27th April 1994

Last weekend South Africa celebrated Freedom Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the country’s first democratic elections. As we head towards the polls next week to cast our vote in the fifth elections since the fall of apartheid, it seems like a good time to reflect on that historic day. The 27th April 1994 is […]

The Freedom Charter

Human Rights Day, which takes place tomorrow in South Africa, is both a commemoration and a celebration. We commemorate the dozens of people who lost their lives at Sharpeville on the 21st March 1960, and the countless others who died fighting for liberation during apartheid. We celebrate how far we have come as a country […]

Slumboy from the Golden City

Paul Joseph and his comrades released from prison following the 1960 Sharpeville massacre

If you happen to find yourself in Johannesburg this weekend, then try and find the time to make your way down to the Apartheid Museum. While this world class museum is worth a visit in itself, tomorrow they will be hosting the book launch of Paul Joseph’s memoir, Slumboy from the Golden City. As a […]