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 […]

eThekwini Living Legend- Thembi Mtshali

Thembi Mtshali’s whose track record in the industry speaks for itself. But even after being in the industry for over 30 years Thembi is now back and better than ever!
The actress bagged a lead role on new drama Imbewu: The Seed as Mandlovu, a character that she told TshisaLIVE “challenged her” more than most because Mandlovu was such a ruthless woman.

“I used to be the girlfriend on TV,” she said in between giggles.

“Now I am the grandmother, with a lot […]

eThekwini Living Legends of 2014 – The Willowton Group

The Willowton Group who are also one of our 2014 Living Legends, opened their doors for business in 1970 and has grown to become South Africa’s largest sunflower seed crusher as well as one of the leading competitors in the South African ‘Fast Moving Consumer Goods’ market.
They are also committed to social responsibility beyond sport. Their aim is to make a meaningful difference, and one that can sustain itself into the future, so that all those who have benefited will […]

eThekwini Living Legends of 2009 – PJ Powers

Local musician and 2009 eThekwini Living Legend PJ Powers has always been involved in charity work throughout South Africa. In 2016, she became the ambassador for the mentorship programme for a nonprofit organization named Khulisa Social Solutions.
One of Power’s first outings with Khulisa took her to Freedom Square in Kliptown, Soweto. She was alarmed by the contrast between the Freedom Charter Monument and the shacks. PJ is a Soweto girl so this remained close to her heart which is why […]

eThekwini Living Legends of 2016 – Gift Of The Givers

With the major water crisis affecting parts of South Africa, NGO and eThekwini Living Legends of 2016, Gift of the Givers are working tirelessly, striving to help donate as much water as they can to certain parts of S.A in need.
The humanitarian organisation delivered 17568 five- litre bottles of water with four trucks to The Drakenstein municipality, for water relief distribution in Paarl on Tuesday.
Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman, said the water would be distributed to communities that […]

Vivian Reddy eThekwini Living Legend of 2011

Durban businessman and eThekwini Living Legend Vivian Reddy has recently expressed his support for South Africa’s newly elected head of state to the Business Report, he explained that he has full confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa. And for the first time, the country has a president with a business background, so this should have a positive impact on the country.
Reddy, who just celebrated his 65th birthday has always made an impressionable impact on the community of Durban with regards to […]

KwaZulu-Natal Blind & Deaf Society eThekwini Living Legends of 2016

President of the KZN Blind and Deaf Society Justice Zak Yacoob recently welcomed and addressed guests at the 2018 Talk Sign campaign held at The Pavillion Hotel.
Guests where treated to a scrumptious breakfast buffet and were taught the five sign language phrases that have been highlighted for the new campaign.
The main aim was to create awareness among the South African hearing community, which will make them sensitive to the needs of the deaf and hearing loss. This would promote sign […]

Moses Tembe and eThekwini Living Legend of 2015

KwaZulu-Natal Growth Coalition chairman Moses Tembe and eThekwini Living Legend of 2015 shared some of his expertise with the Daily News on the relationship between politics and economic growth in South Africa.
He explained, “We note that every time during election and conference periods there is always a loss of focus on the part of other social partners in the social compact. The focus always goes to the conferences and elections, with eyes taken off the ball – which is economic […]

Jay Pather eThekwini Living Legend of 2014

Jay Pather, eThekwini Living Legend of 2014 has recently been up and at it as always with literature and the arts. But this time around, he featured at the Global Shakespeare Symposium- UCI Shakespeare Centre, in late January this year.
The event also included a collaboration with Ketu Katrak.

There was a full house for the event presented by Pather, which featured PHD and post-doc students from UCI.

UCI Shakespeare Centre believes through performance, research and teaching across the university and community, the […]