The Indian Opinion and Language in South Africa - The Indian Opinion was a newspaper founded in Durban in 1903 by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The paper was printed by the International Printing Press (I.P.P.), based at 113 Grey… Continue Reading
Evolution in isiZulu - Change that occurs in language is normal and happens everyday we spend living and talking. Language change often happens when people talk, placing certain meanings on words. In time… Continue Reading
Uguquko olwimini lwesiZulu - Uguquko olwenzeka ezilimini lujwayelekile lwenzeka ngazo zonke izinsuku esiphila sikhuluma kuzo. Lokho-ke kwenzeka ekubeni thina abantu nxa sikhuluma sibeke emagameni izincazelo-thize uma siwasho nje, kodwa ekuwakhulumeni nasekuwezweni lawo magama… Continue Reading
Fire at Grey Street Mosque 24 Aug 2020 - On the 24th of August 2020, in Durban CBD, the historic Juma Masjid / Grey Street Mosque - the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere - caught on fire.… Continue Reading
Durban’s Early Morning Market and the promise of gold - The history of indentured labour in South Africa is a story of colonialism and the European desire to expand economically, culturally and politically across the globe. It is the… Continue Reading
The role of The Castle Beer Company in the Bhambatha Rebellion - In 1906, iNkosi Bhambatha kaMancinza led a rebellion against British rule in 'Zululand', protesting what was known as the poll tax. In effect from 1906 to 1909, the poll… Continue Reading
Ukuvalwa kotshwala noKhuvethe - Eminyakeni yowe-1900 (kusukela kowe-1909 kuya kweye-1960) uMasipala waseDurban wabamba yonke imboni yotshwala ngokuzinika ilungelo lodwa lokudayisa utshwala besiZulu edolobheni. Lokho kwakuchaza ukuthi kwakungavumelekile ukuba umuntu azenzele utshwala abudayise ngaphandle… Continue Reading
The politics of South African beaches - Durban beach-goers flaunting the beach ban in March 2020 South Africa's beaches, pools, and rivers have often reflected the political context of the day. During apartheid, beaches were segregated… Continue Reading
The Denis Hurley Centre and COVID-19 in Durban - The Denis Hurley Centre, named after the former archbishop of Durban, was opened in 2015 as a place of "care, education, and community" in response to the 2008 afrophobic… Continue Reading
Traditional Medicine in Durban and KwaMuhle’s ‘Muthi Garden’ - The use of plants, herbs, animals and other natural substances is a practice as old as humanity itself. Known variously as 'traditional medicine', 'herbal medicine', 'herbalism', 'natural medicine', 'phytomedicine',… Continue Reading