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 […]

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 […]

Sizwe Nxasana Living Legend 2013


In celebration of the Future Nation Schools first book fair, Founder of Future Nation Schools and chairperson of NSFAS and the National Education Collaboration trust, Sizwe Nxasana donated more than 25,000 books worth more than R12.5m to Walter Sisulu University.

In addition to the donation, Future Nation Schools also donated a total of R220,000 towards bursaries and the purchase of books to five schools in Alexandra township who are part of the […]

Willowton Group Living Legends 2014


Seven students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal breathed a great sigh of relief in April after receiving bursaries from Willowton Group to pay for their studies.

Speaking at the official handover of the first cheque of R1 000 000, Willowton Group executive director, Abdul Razak Moosa said that the bursary fund will assist students at UKZN, the Durban University of Technology and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Abdul Razak Moosa […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]