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eThekwini Living Legend – Jeff Thamsanqa Radebe

Minister of Energy Jeff Thamsanqa Radebe has recently been busy raising public awareness on Energy Saving Activation as part of a campaign on Residential Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling Program

Minister Radebe visited Hirsch’s Homestore in Fourways, Johannesburg which was selected by the Minister and Department of Energy, Clean Energy division.

eThekwini Living Legend – Gerald Patrick Kearney

Born in 1942 in Pietermaritzburg, Gerald Patrick Kearney, known fondly as Paddy, epitomises grace, integrity, humility and compassion. With a life dedicated to social justice and helping the poor, he was rewarded with one of the highest honours in the Catholic Church with the Bene Merenti Medal.

The medal was given to him by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the Archbishop of Durban and eThekwini Living Legend of 2010.

The medal, which was awarded to him by Pope Francis, was first awarded by Pope […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Edmund Mhlongo

Edmund Mhlongo was born in 1956 in the village of Nkwenkwe near Melmoth, Northern KwaZulu-Natal and is currently one of our eThekwini Living Legends of 2015.

He is mostly known as a writer, an entrepreneur and the Producer & renowned Artistic Director who is, behind the Lion King Production.

Edmund Mhlongo has recently been busy as the Play Director of a musical about the life of King Shaka Zulu’s mother Nandi which was launched at the Durban Playhouse. The play is currently […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Sam Ramsamy

Dr Sam Ramsamy, born on the 27th January 1938 in Durban, was known as a prominent educator, activist and sports administrator.

He led the first non-racial South African team to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and has served with the International Swimming Federation bureau.

As the current vice-president and official FINA spokesman he recently joined the FINA family gathered in Lausanne (SUI) for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official inauguration of the new FINA Headquarters.

Many IOC members and other distinguished […]

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes, born 27 July 1969, is a South African cricketing living legend who was known for his electrifying fielding and recently spent his time as the fielding coach of the Mumbai Indians for nine years.

Spending many of his recent years in India, this eThekwini Living Legend has been getting very busy. Jonty Rhodes has in the past spoken about starting a wellness centre in India. But a few weeks ago in Mumbai, the former South African star […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Mbongeni Ngema

During the month of June in celebrating Youth Month, the Number 43 Foundation hosted the annual KwaMagogo Legacy event.
The 10th instalment of the event, themed The Power of Music, honoured eThekwini Living Legend & internationally renowned playwright Mbongeni Ngema, among other greats such as late music legend Hugh Masekela.
Mbongeni Ngema, a writer, lyricist, composer, director and theatre producer, is one of South Africa’s most celebrated artists and the man behind the musical Sarafina!, which later became a movie. Additional music […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Penny Heyns

Olympic record holder and eThekwini Living Legend Penny Heyns recently visited Casa do Sol School for learners with special educational needs to give a motivational talk.
Casa do Sol School can be found situated in Linden, a school for children with intellectual disabilities. Penny Heyns paid the school a visit and gave a talk on the power of your mind.
The school’s principal, Jenny Drew, welcomed Penny Heyns into the school hall, where children gathered, and were eager to meet her and […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim

eThekwini Living Legend and HIV and AIDS researcher, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim was one of the few to speak at a recent event hosted by CAPRISA where 20 enthusiastic Grade 11 and 12 female learners and three teachers from high schools in the Durban, Howick and Vulindlela areas as part of the annual Cell C Take A Girl Child to Work initiative aimed at exposing young girls to the real “world of work”.
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim facilitated a round table […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Neil Tovey

Former Bafana Bafana captain and eThekwini Living Legend Neil Tovey has recently been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga, which recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The National Order is the highest award the country bestows on people who have contributed to the advancement of democracy and have made a positive impact on the lives of South Africans.

The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs captain […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba

Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba, the Health Ombudsman (South Africa) who is the former Vice Chancellor of University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal and the Chair of the Transformation Oversight Committee of Public Universities has recently given the key opening for the Annual General Meeting for the first “Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA)”, which was hosted in Durban at the Hilton Hotel, 29 – 31 May.
Did you know?
TIBA involves nine countries namely South Africa, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda and […]