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eThekwini Living Legend – Jay Pather

eThekwini Living Legend Jay Pather has recently curated the annual celebration of live art, designed to challenge and extend the audienceʼs experience in a non-commercial environment and has offered a platform to both visual and performing artists for the past six years.

This festival was presented on four platforms, the first of which, Trajectories, which focused on the development of live art and comprised of productions from different lineages.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) promised that […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Gift of the Givers

Always doing the most to help, more than 50 people, mostly the elderly, benefitted after a visit from a team from the Gift of the Givers recently.

Residents waited patiently outside the Colita Community Hall before soup packs, rice and blankets were distributed.

There were plenty of thank yous, handshakes and hugs from the appreciative recipients.

eThekwini Living Legend – Naledi Pandor

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has been hard at work focusing and making progress in resolving issues at NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme).

This past Monday applications for 2019 funding has opened. The announcement followed a meeting between Pandor and NSFAS administrator Dr Randall Carolissen in Cape Town saying that “The decision to open the applications was taken after a process of testing the 2019 applications with a focus group of high school learners yielded positive results in […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

With the recent passing of former UN chief Kofi Annan,
Minister in the Presidency & eThekwini Living Legend, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma paid tribute to Annan at a memorial service in Pretoria, saying he played an instrumental role in resolving many conflicts across the globe.

Praising his ability to connect people, she said.
“You could speak to him without fearing that you were speaking to this great giant of the world. But he also guided you and gave you advice.”

eThekwini Living Legend – Highway Hospice

The Highway Hospice is the oldest palliative care hospice in South Africa and was founded in June 1982 by Greta Schoeman. The Hospice provides care and comfort to patients with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their caregivers and families.

This coming September 7, you can show your support and enjoy a beautiful breakfast with special people in celebration of life with the amazing Devi Govender of Carte Blanche as the special guest speaker of their Spring Breakfast.

We all know […]

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 […]