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 Africa.” Her life’s work sought to fight against repressive colonial and apartheid policies, and she took this task on with a ferocity that is hard to …

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 commitment to social justice and the ideals of freedom, truth, and equality. Perhaps more than anything, he was known as a guiding beacon of hope during …

Remembering Ntate David Nthubu Koloane: 5 June 1938 – 30 June 2019

Acclaimed artist, Dr David Nthubu Koloane, was a trailblazer in the South African art world and fought fiercely for the rights of black artists to freely define themselves and their work. He used his art to question the daily political and social injustice of apartheid and was a pioneer in both the arts and the …