The Willowton Group eThekwini Living Legend of 2010


Black businesses that excelled within the municipality and were at the forefront of transformation and empowerment of black business during the apartheid years were honoured.

“It’s this tireless work that has encouraged the growth and sustainability of black business, and the awards seek to encourage black entrepreneurs as economic players within the National Development Plan,” said mayor Themba Njilo.
“It’s really an honour to be one of the inaugural recipients of this award,” said Shoaib Moosa, Chief Commercial Officer of Willowton Group.

“Willowton […]

Gordon Igesund eThekwini Living Legend of 2010

Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is working again and has set himself the task of returning his former club Santos to the top-flight PSL. Santos, who have fallen on tough times and are now campaigning in the regional Second Division. They had announced his arrival on the 9th of October.

Gordon Igesund has committed himself to returning the former PSL title-winners to its rightful status among the top clubs in Cape Town and South Africa. This is surely possible because […]

Caroline Smart eThekwini Living Legend 2012

Caroline Smart an eThekwini Living Legend of 2012 took part in a massive KNITATHON under the banner of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day which was hosted by Once Stitch at a Time in Glenwood Village.
The charity, which makes blankets for the needy across South Africa, invited anyone who could knit or crochet to join and knit a square. The squares made at the knitathon will be joined to make blankets that will be included in the Massive Mandela Masterpiece […]

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Living Legend 2015

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim along with her husband, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS.
Professors Quarraisha received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US.
The award was presented to her by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.
“To me, both these renowned individuals (Quarraisha and husband) have made […]

Vivian Reddy Living Legend 2011 Honoured on His 64th Birthday


Durban businessman and philanthropist, Vivian Reddy, was honoured by Childline KZN in celebration of his 64th birthday.
Childline KZN presented Vivian Reddy with a personalised framed collage highlighting the projects that had been successfully undertaken through his contributions.
Vivian Reddy is Childline KZN’s primary donor and his donations have contributed significantly towards managing the organisation’s Crisis line, which receives more than 20 000 calls each month.
He is an eThekwini Living Legend of 2011.

PJ Powers Living legend 2009


South African singer PJ Powers performed at the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority headquarters in Harare on 28 July. Titled Green Concert, the event was held under the theme Invisible Champions and was an environmental awareness campaign through music, dance and song.

Ronnie Govender Living Legend 2009

The Department of Arts and Culture partnered with the Nelson Mandela Chatsworth Youth Centre and held two free master classes on the craft of writing plays for the theatre.
The classes were held on July 5 and 6 and was run by renowned novelist, short story writer, playwright and director, Ronnie Govender.
The object of the master class was to acquaint young theatre enthusiasts with the experience and knowledge of leading South African arts practitioners like Ronnie Govender, who has achieved excellence in the […]

Thembi Mtshali-Jones Living Legend 2009

Thembi Mtshali-Jones was being recognised for the role she has played in theatre by the Naledi Theatre Awards.

In her acceptance speech she thanked many people, including her late spouse. The seasoned television and stage actress poured her heart out while speaking to Time Out about her new role in the drama series Broken Vows. 

Thembi Mtshali-Jones, who became a household name with the popular comedy Sgudi Snaysi, that featured the late Joe Mafela, says the past year has been tough for […]

Blanche Moila Living Legend 2010

Veteran runner and familiar Comrades Marathon presence, Blanche Moila, has spoken out against the #MenAreTrash social media movement, saying there are good men out there – but they must stand up and fight the scourge of women abuse.
Blanche Moila, who was the first African female runner to be awarded Springbok colours in 1984, geared up for her 12th Comrades Marathon. She is an eThekwini Living Legend 2010.

Vivian Reddy Living Legend 2011


Celebrated businessman, Vivian Reddy along with his Edison Brand have been awarded with two prestigious accolades in August 2017.
Edison Corporation Group Executive Chairman, Vivian Reddy received the 2017 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Award for Business Personality of the year.
The KZN Top Business Awards event was held in Umhlanga, Durban. Mr. Reddy received a standing ovation from the 500 strong KZN business personalities at the function. The organisers highlighted his business and philanthropic leadership role.
On the same evening, in Johannesburg, […]