Tag Archives: Denis Hurley Centre

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

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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

Paddy Kearney

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 […]

Archbishop Denis Eugene Hurley

The new Denis Hurley Centre

Those who grew up in Durban will be very familiar with the Catholic Church and the neighbouring Denis Hurley Centre, both prominent buildings as you enter the centre of town. What many might not be aware of though, is the great work that these institutions have been involved in over the years, and for much of […]