Category: History

Trevor Noah To Host "The Daily Show"

Awesome News for South Africa! In December last year, Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” Now, after only three appearances on that Comedy Central show, Mr.…

Tramway History in Durban

Durban was the first City in South Africa to have a Municipal Tramway. You probably never knew this, but the first municipal tramline in South Africa was laid in our famous Florida Road. According to Wikipedia the tramline was used…

Rainbow Warrior is coming to Durban.

Your chance to see the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior Vessel in Durban for FREE! The Iconic Greenpeace Flagship vessel Rainbow Warrior is touring South Africa and will be in Durban on 28 February and 01 March 2015. Entrance is FREE and…

Durban venue to set Guinness World Record

The attempt to break the Record for “The World’s Longest Dining Table” to be held in Durban. The Greyville Exhibition and Events Company in Durban is excited to announce an attempt to beat the existing Guinness World Record for the…

Samoosa: The Holy Triangle of Food

The History Behind one of Durban’s Favourite Savoury Snack Almost no function or menu in Durban is complete without the presence of the world famous samoosa. Whether the holy triangle of food, is filled with an old time favourite filling like…

Floods in Durban – A History

Durban’s First Recorded Flood – 1856 Technology has certainly changed the way in which weather can be predicted. We can only imagine how floods and natural disasters were dealt with in the 1800’s. Nowadays, weather apps, 14 day predictions, mass…

Beaches, Bioscopes and Milkshakes

Throwback Thursday: An Incredible Recollection of Growing up in Durban by John Taylor. Durban has so many incredible, nostalgic stories and we have found the greatest memories, recollections and images on www.fad.co.za. by Allan Jackson. If you are really into…

Boxing Day and it’s Meaning.

Happy Boxing Day Beautiful People – Here’s the significance behind Boxing Day!! So we all understand the significance of Christmas, but if you have ever wondered what the meaning of Boxing day is, like myself who don’t know the exact…

Rickshas in Durban – Throwback Thursday

Rickshas Are A Popular Tourist Attraction In Durban. Today’s Throwback Thursday Is Dedicated To The Ricksha Pullers And The Important Part They Played In Durban’s History. The first ten Rickshas / Rickshaws imported to Natal arrived in 1892, imported by…

Reconciliation And Why We Celebrate It

Today As Many Celebrate The Public Holiday, The Day Of Reconciliation Holds An Important Message For South Africans! Kwa-Zulu Natal is is a integral part of this days history, as on this day in 1838, the Battle Of Blood River…

South Africa Wins Miss World Title!!

Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss wins The Miss World Title!! Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was runner-up, while the United States’ Elizabeth Safrit was third. But the night was as much about Young as the new winner, with the reigning beauty…

Chad is Worlds Number ONE!!

Durban’s golden boy, Chad Le Clos received a hero’s welcome when he touched down in Durban yesterday. “I believe now that I’ve cemented my spot as the best swimmer in the world and I can’t describe how proud that makes…

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