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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 […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Sizwe Nxasana

Sizwe Nxasana, the Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools and Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has recently delivered a keynote on “The Future of Education” at the 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton just yesterday.
The summit is designed to bring together innovation leaders and educators to accelerate innovative thinking in education. It provides a platform to discuss topics related to cutting-edge education technology challenges facing […]

eThekwini Living Legend – Joseph Shabalala

eThekwini Living Legend Joseph Shabalala, more commonly known as the musical director of the South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is set to honour Nelson Mandela at the State Theatre in Tshwane from the 1st – 3rd June.
Joseph Shabalala remains a true icon in the South African music industry alongside Ladysmith Black Mambazo, having many special appearances with the icon, Nelson Mandela who proclaimed the group as South Africa’s “cultural ambassadors to the world”.
We certainly cannot wait for this […]

BABA NDIKHO XABA – 84th Birthday/Fundraising Celebration

Xaba family would like to invite YOU

BABA NDIKHO XABA
84th Birthday/Fundraising Celebration
Sunday MAY 20, 2018
2 pm – 6 pm
BAT CENTRE (45 Maritime drive)
Tickets R200

Keyboardist, percussionist, instrument maker, innovator Ndikho Xaba is also a 2011 eThekwini Living Legend Award winner.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago.  It has greatly curtailed his ability to perform and he now requires 24/7 nursing care. All monies raised will be used for his health care.  The celebration will celebrate his living legacy by […]