Tag Archives: Durban City Hall

The Land is Ours

When eThekwini Municipality renamed a number of its roads a few years back, one of the city’s main¬†arterial roads was changed from West Street to¬†Dr Pixley KaSeme Street. The address of the Durban City Hall, a historic building and important site in terms of the liberation movement, changed as as result. The renaming of West […]

I-Durban City Hall: Ibhilidi elinomlando onothile

Anti-xenophobia protest outside Durban City Hall, April 2015

Ukwakhiwa kwalesi sakhiwo kwaphothukwa cishe eminyakeni eyikhulu edlule futhi ngenxa yalokhu ukube siwumuntu ngabe siwufakazi oqanda ikhanda wawo wonke umlando weTheku nowezwe lonke, njengoba iNingizimu Afrika iqale ngokuba ngamakoloni amane aseBhrithani yadlulela ekubeni yiNingizimu Afrika eBumbeno (Union of South Africa) kwaze kwafika lesi sikhathi lapho isiyiRiphabhlikhi yaseNingizimu Afrika. Belikhona leli hholo izwe lisabuswa ngamaNgisi, laba […]

Durban City Hall: A Building Steeped in History

A policeman arrests two Indian men during an anti-apartheid demonstration outside Durban City Hall

Completed just over a century ago Durban’s City Hall has been witness to the history of the city, and of the country, as South Africa moved from four distinct British colonies, to the Union of South Africa, and finally to its present day state of the Republic of South Africa. It has seen the country […]