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Highway Hospice on Mandela Day

Highway Hospice was geared up for Mandela Day in July and asked bakers to spend their 67 minutes making biscuits for resale, at the Sherwood Hospice. People baked biscuits and put them into jars but also brought them in bulk. Highway Hospice event organiser, Heather Partner, said on the day, there was live music to entertain people while they enjoyed the delicious food on sale. Highway Hospice are Living Legends 2014.

Jeff Radebe at the United Nations General Assembly

Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, said he wants to see more people become involved in efforts to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The minister was in New York as part of the delegation attending the United Nations General Assembly.

He attended in his capacity as ambassador of the Global Citizen Project which aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. Minister Radebe, who was announced as a Global Citizen ambassador earlier this year, said the organisation’s movement of […]

Themba Mkhize Living Legend 2014

The legendary award-winning composer and musician Themba Mkhize, who is also a great heritage custodian performed with the KZN Heritage Ensemble in 2017.

Themba Mkhize who was a Living Legend in 2014 said that, it was a pioneering, ground-breaking collaboration with young musicians who are a part of the KZN Heritage Ensemble, particularly Mbuso Khoza who had a special performance on Princess Magogo’s historical opera piece, Phefeni.


Gift of the Givers comes to the aid of Northern and Eastern Cape farmers

Pietermaritzburg-based aid organisation Gift of the Givers said that it had been a period of great distress for many farmers and animals in Northern and Eastern Cape for several months. They had been assisting the farmers with fodder, and other necessities. The organisation heaped praise upon farmers in other regions who had donated fodder and fuel to the affected farmers. Gift of the Givers is part of a broader team involved in the emergency response, and have funded the delivery […]

The KZN Blind and Deaf Society launch their inaugural ‘Eye Can Walk’ campaign


The KZN Blind and Deaf Society was one of the eThekwini Living Legends 2016. They recently hosted a breakfast event to launch their inaugural ‘Eye Can Walk’ campaign to the media and other VIP guests.

This walk starts at Berea Rovers, and the participants will proceed towards Blue Lagoon via the beachfront, finally returning to Rovers. During the 5km event, the participants will be encouraged to walk in pairs, with one person being partially blindfolded and led by the other person, […]

Tu Nokwe continues on her journey of empowerment

Now in her 50s, she has fashioned herself as a motivational speaker, singer and life coach, writing an inspirational diary called The Journey of Life and devising ‘Tu Nokwe’s Circle of Empowerment Tools’. She conducts exclusive voice coaching in her ‘Art of Singing & Performance’ master classes. The performance by Tu Nokwe, in August 2017, is in collaboration with Niki’s Oasis, which is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit, and aims to foster love and support for live music […]

Mac Maharaj leads panel discussion at the Wits School of Governance

Mac Maharaj lead a panel discussion at the Wits School of Governance in Parktown, Johannesburg, and was reminiscing about the lives of the two political giants. The discussion was titled ‘Tambo and Mandela in conversation’. This charismatic man, Mac Maharaj – who was imprisoned on Robben Island prison along with Mandela – said that these real leaders turned setbacks into opportunities, and that they pointed the way forward. The enthralling dialogue, which took the form of a vibrant conversation, left […]

eThekwini Living Legend 2016, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, receives Chancellor’s Medal

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers is very well known for his global philanthropy.
He has been an Ethekwini Living Legend for the year 2016. Dr Sooliman’s sense of humanity and general care for afflicted communities is unmatched.  He has played an instrumental part in aiding people and organisations around the world in terms of disaster relief, poverty, etc.
He has ensured that people gain access to basic necessities and has always had a pro-active and hands on approach […]

Legend of the Month: Joseph Shabalala

Earlier this year Dr Joseph Shabalala, founder of the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was honoured at the inaugural Amagugu Esizwe event‚ which recognises those men and women who have played a significant role in arts and culture in eThekwini. ‘Amagugu esizwe’ loosely translates to ‘Jewel of the Nation’, and that really is what Shabalala is to this country! Only a handful of South African artists have been awarded a prestigious Grammy Award, but Ladysmith Black Mambazo have not one, but four […]

Durban: South Africa’s Most Liveable City

Cape Town may be referred to as the ‘Mother City’, but it seems that Durban’s the head of the household when it comes to South Africa’s most liveable city! For the third year running Durban has been voted as the the South African city with the highest quality of life, according to Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Survey. The survey, which is used by multinational companies as a benchmark for paying employees working abroad, considers things such as access to transportation‚ […]