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Scenes from playing cricket in Springfield, the outskirts

In the early 1970s, almost every summer weekend I made the journey from the centre of Durban to the Springfield grounds. Springfield is now home to massive business complexes and highways hemmed around by city sprawl, but in the early 1970s it was very much on the outskirts. 

South African Indians in the liberation struggle

This article, by Nirode Bramdaw, on the role of the Indian community in the liberation struggle forms part of “The Story of Indenture 1860 – 1911” a permanent exhibition at the 1860 Heritage Centre.

Celebrating the legacy of Krispathie Singh

Although diagnosed with poliomyelitis and osteoporosis of the lower limbs at since birth, Krispathie Singh did not let anything stop her from enjoying her life.

Local poet’s thought-provoking work

August is celebrated as Women’s Month. With a series of events in the city, we round up the month that is aimed at paying tribute to and creating awareness on women, their sacrifices, trials, tribulation, with a though-provoking poem penned by local pupil 18-year old Juwairiyah Khan grade 12 pupil at the Maritzburg Muslim Girls School.

My campaign is about issues not personal attacks

It has to be about issues. Not attacking my opponents. Respect is part of our culture and we must put this local election into perspective. It has to be about the issues that affect you and I every day

Sour grapes from Govender

Venolin Govender never fails to expose his inexperience of politics, this time in his swipe at the DA and its mayoral candidate Honourable Mergan Chetty, MP,( Public Eye, 15 July, 2016)

Remembering People’s Hall

Well, well, well. I am pretty pleased people are enjoying my walk about and that it is stimulating their memories of years gone by. I had a call from Mrs Chotie Motala, a doyen in our community who has a rich history to share of the struggle against apartheid. Now Mrs Motala, as pleasant as…
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