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

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 […]

eThekwini Living Legend- Blanche Moila

Blanche Moila, a psychiatric nurse by profession, was born 31 January 1957 in Pietersburg. Her love for running began in Durban. Did you know that, Blanche Moila was the first black female runner to be awarded Springbok colours and has represented South Africa internationally?
Recently at the annual Gogolympics event, as a Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s (HACT) Comrades Marathon ambassador, Blanche Moila, spoke and encouraged the gogos to keep active and lead a healthy lifestyle for the sake of themselves and […]

eThekwini Living Legend- Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza


Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza is an award winning South African presenter and Ukhozi FM radio DJ. Known for her amazing personality, she has been hard at work while gracefully entertaining audiences all across South Africa.
Having already won the Best Daytime Presenter (at a commercial station) award in 2012, Khoza is no stranger to the Liberty Radio Awards. She has recently been inducted into the Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame.
This coming Mothers day you can catch this eThekwini Living Legend […]

eThekwini Living Legend- Naledi Pandor

eThekwini Living Legend and Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor together with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) recently gave a briefing on free tertiary education at Parliament to implement new funding model which aims to cut a number of university dropouts.
She stated that, “We’ve put in place measures to limit the level of dropout and support students. We also provide funding to institutions that struggle beyond academic.”
We applaud Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor […]

eThekwini Living Legend- Themba Msomi

As the founder of the IZulu Dance Theatre and Music, it’s not hard to understand why Welcome Themba Msomi is such a prominent figure in South Africa and an eThekwini Living Legend.
This year Welcome Themba Msomi has been a very busy man working hard as the Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Film commission to create study programmes for persons interested in sound production and budgeting and scheduling.
This is in an effort to contribute to an enabling environment to job creation and […]