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

BABA NDIKHO XABA
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 […]

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 […]