As a young boy, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman grew up in his family’s Potchefstroom shop serving, where his father helped customers in need with loans and preferential pricing. This was the first time Imtiaz was exposed to compassion, which became the back bone of his future success. After qualifying in medicine, his […]
Lt-Gen Vejaynand Ramlakan has contributed to many levels of society throughout his life, from a trade unionist, medical doctor, underground ANC cadre, uMkhonto weSizwe combatant to career soldier in the army.
Having grown up in the apartheid system he began student life with a sheltered outlook, but while attending the medical […]
The South African non-profit civil society sector plays a significant role in helping the South African government fulfill its constitutional mandate. The Gift of the givers is one organisation that has been influential and active in many disaster stricken areas, both locally and abroad, but The Gift of the Givers […]
Professor Kate Wells holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Master of Arts in Design from Middlesex University, London. For the past 18 years she has worked in the fields of rural crafts and HIV/AIDS education, both as a researcher and in community development.
Mac Maharaj began his political mission as a student in Durban in 1953 when he worked in many areas of anti-apartheid activities. In 1964 he was arrested, charged and convicted for sabotage in the so called “little Rivonia Trial”. During this trial, Mac was exposed to repeated bouts of torture, but […]
Established in 1919, the KZN Society for the Blind continues to be a lifeline for many blind and partially sighted people in this province. Located in central Durban, the Society has offered 97 years of sight-related services with its focus on improving rehabilitation, education and employment opportunities for the blind […]
After completing her Standard 8 in the late 1920s, Alzina Zondi moved from Pietermaritzburg to Durban and joined the liberation struggle. She sold the New Age newspaper at taxi ranks and was subsequently engaged in recruiting other women to the African National Congress, especially among vendors selling goods at taxi […]