Tag Archives: Denis Hurley Centre

The Denis Hurley Centre: Changing Lives!

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Members of the Denis Hurley Centre, which forms part of the Durban Liberation Heritage Route, recently took part in the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards, making it all the way through to the finals! Unfortunately, they were pipped to the post by the recycling initiative, Regenize. But they still gained a great […]

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 […]

The Denis Hurley Centre: An Update

The Denis Hurley Centre

It’s been a very busy couple of months for the Denis Hurley Centre! In June the centre was host to the 2019 Street Store, organised in collaboration with Grace Family Church. More than 120 volunteers took part in the event which saw just over 1000 homeless people visit the store where they could ‘shop’ for clothes, […]

Durban Reveals its Liberation Heritage to MBA Class

Anthony Wilson-Prangley, a lecturer from the Gordon Institute of Business Science at Pretoria University recently brought two groups of learners through to Durban to experience our Liberation Heritage Route. Below is a recount of their visit as told from the perspective of Anthony: Here we are, in an area of Durban that I don’t know […]

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 […]

Gerald Patrick Kearney: 28th August 1942-23rd November 2018

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This past year we have celebrated the lives of some of our country’s greatest leaders, and we end off the year commemorating the life of yet another fallen comrade, Paddy Kearney, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Paddy Kearney was an unassuming individual whose peaceful demeanour disguised the strength of will and character that served him […]

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

This Friday sees the launch of A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley. The book, which consists of 250 letters penned by Archbishop Denis Hurley, took three years to compile with Paddy Kearney*, Brother Philippe Denis and Jane Argall making the selection from a massive 5000 letters written by the Archbishop between the ages of 11 and 88. […]

Celebrating Our Freedom!

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With our history of apartheid many public holidays in South Africa are ‘commemorated’ rather than ‘celebrated’, but tomorrow, the 27th April, is a day that all South Africans can truly celebrate as we remember the first democratic elections held on this day, twenty-four years ago. It was a long and treacherous road, but the elections […]

Denis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light Exhibition (isiZulu)

Archbishop Denis Hurley at an anti-apartheid protest march with leaders of other faiths

Labo abanothando lokufunda kabanzi ngeqhaza elabanjwa yibandla ngesikhathi sobandlululo eNingizimu Afrika, umbukiso iDenis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light, uzobanikeza ulwazi olubalulekile ngezigameko zangaleso sikhathi, futhi ikakhulukazi indima eyadlalwa nguDenis Hurley njengoMbhishobhi wesiFundabhishobhi saseThekwini. UMbhishobhi uHurley wayengasabi ukuphikisana nebandla ngezinye izikhathi elalibuye lithambekele ngasekugcinweni kwemithetho yezwe yangaleso sikhathi. Lo mbhishobhi wayephikisana kakhulu nokungabi khona kobulungiswa […]

Denis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light

Archbishop Denis Hurley at an anti-apartheid protest march with leaders of other faiths

For those of you interested in learning more about the church’s role in Apartheid South Africa, the exhibition, Denis Hurley: The Guardian of the Light, will provide valuable information about the events of that period, and specifically the part that Denis Hurley, acting as the Archbishop of Durban, played. Often in opposition to the church, which was sometimes […]