Vivian Reddy

Vivian Reddy born Vathasallum Reddy is the founder of the Edison Group. Reddy is the son of a teacher and the youngest of nine children, he was chosen as South Africa’s first representative to the Boy Scouts Jamboree in Japan. Born in Durban, he has single-handedly created a business empire with diverse interests […]

Dr Sam Ramsamy

Dr Sam Ramsamy OIS was born on the 27th January 1938 in Durban is an educator, activist and sports administrator.  His educational background includes Springfield College of Education, Durban; University of South Africa; Carnegie College of Physical Education, Leeds (Great Britain); LLD (HC) University of Toronto (Canada); Honorary Doctorates – University […]

Mbongeni Mtshali

Mbongeni Mtshali, former principal of Velabahleke High School in Umlazi. He retired after serving the school as a principal for 26 years. He is well known for his dedication and for instilling discipline towards his learners. Mtshali defines himself as “auto-democratic” — an autocrat and a democrat, all in one. He […]

Graeme Pollock

Robert Graeme Pollock is a former cricketer from South Africa, considered to be the nation’s greatest cricketer to have played the game. Born, February 27, 1944, he is considered to be the nation’s greatest cricketer to have played the game. Standing 6 feet 2 inches, Pollock was known for his excellent […]

Tholosiah Perumal “T.P.” Naidoo

Born on July 4, 1933, “TP” grew up in Tongaat, KZN, in a large extended family. Dr Naidoo was widely known in the Durban Indian community and further afield throughout South Africa. He founded the Indian Academy of South Africa in 1960. For more than five decades Dr TP Naidoo […]

Susan Barry

Susan Barry is full time lecturer in jazz studies at UKZN. She is also a veteran keyboardist and composer who has worked with some of South Africa’s great musicians, most notably the iconic Busi Mhlongo, a 2008 eThekwini Living Legend recipient. She has been involved in numerous projects and collaborations […]

Prof Paulus Mzomuhle Zulu

Born on 28 July 1941 in Ixopo. A social scientist by training, Professor Paulus Zulu holds qualifications in diagnostic radiography and marketing management. He obtained his PhD from the then University of Natal, publishing extensively in the fields of politics and sociology, both nationally and internationally.

Since 1984, Zulu has written numerous chapters in books, including The Hefer Commission: An International […]

Prof Thandinkosi Enos Madiba

Professor Thandinkosi Enos Madiba is a  Professor of Surgery at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and is Head of the Colorectal Unit at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. He was born in Mkomaas on November of 1949. He is a Fellow […]

Ndiko Xaba

Ndikho Xaba was born in 1934 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, he is a multi-instrumentalist, music historian and philosopher. For thirty-four years 1964 –1998 he lived in exile in the US, Canada and Tanzania.

Xaba is an actor, composer, and pianist; he also plays an array of musical instruments, both African and western […]

Lucas Nel

Lucas Nel’s illustrious running career began with his first Comrades Marathon in 1947. He finished fourth out of 47 contestants without any training and received his first Comrades Marathon gold medal. In 2000 at the age of 76, Lucas was the oldest person to complete the Comrades. He is one […]

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott belongs to the Durban South Lions Club, has dedicated her life to giving and has spent more than 63 years helping the less fortunate. She is involved with the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and has helped to initiate funding through Lions Club International Foundation for proposed hearing and […]

Chief Justice Judge Ngcobo

Sandile Ngcobo born 1 March 1953, is former justice in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He served as Chief Justice from 2009 to 2011.

Ngcobo was the beneficiary of a scholarship from Barclays Bank between 1973 and 1976. In 1975 Ngcobo graduated from the University of Zululand with a B […]

Jonty Rhodes

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes was born 27 July 1969 in Pietermaritzburg is a former South African Test and One Day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003.

Jonty shot to fame in the 1992 World Cup when he dived into the stumps ball in hand, to run […]

Felicity Keats

During her fifty years of writing, Felicity Keats has penned across many genres, from freelance journalism, short stories and children’s books to novels and scripts. In 1990 she successfully began teaching people, using a powerful right brain teaching course, to write works that allowed them to start publishing almost right […]

Dudu Khoza

Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza is an award winning South Africna presenter. Born in Marianhill Mission, near Pinetown. She grew up in Umlazi Township and matriculated in Ohlange High School. After high school she went on […]