Category: History

Transport in Durban – An Incredible History

The Incredible History and Stories of Durban Transport Durban’s first form of public transport was a coach service between Durban and Pietermaritzburg which was started by John Dare and ran for the first time on 15th March 1860. The coach…

Christmas Lights in Durban

The Magic of Christmas Lights in Durban. Can you remember it? How many of you have memories of this incredible event on our festive calendar every year? I remember people using the term, “let’s go see the lights”. Many children…

National Braai Day – The History

How did National Braai Day come about? Whether you call it a braai, BBQ or Shisa Nyama, all South Africans love a good Braai. And for those of us that are fortunate enough to live in Durban with it’s beautiful…

IBV Supercar Club raises R1million for Charity

Durban and IBV Supercar Club makes World History! The IBV Supercar club has broken a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of money for charity raised by a parade of supercars.

Two hundred supercar owners came together in Durban…

IBV Supercar Parade – Durban

You are invited to view the Supercar Lineup! The IBV Supercar Club is attempting a Guinness World Record supercar parade in Durban on Sunday, 21 September 2014 and you are invited to view the lineup!! Come see of over 200 Supercars,…

Golden Mile – Then and Now

Check out these beautiful pics of the Durban Golden Mile then and now!   Durbanites are very proud of their Golden Mile and Promenade and we have every right to! So, why is it called the “Golden Mile?”. Could it…

Warwick Rebeck – Business Star of the Week

Meet our First Business Star of the Week – Mr. Mozzie’s Warwick Rebeck Our “I Love Durban” Business Star of the Week is the hands on, proudly Durban Entrepreneur Warwick Rebeck. Even after spending some time in London, he knew…

Workshop – A history over 150 years old!

The Amazing History of The Workshop This beautiful picture above by the talented Andrew Harvard captures the magic of a historical building in our city that is often overlooked. The Workshop shopping centre has been a hive of activity for over two…

Nat Nakasa – Finally Home in Durban

The Story of a 50 year Journey to return home to Durban. Journalist Nat Nakasa’s family say they’re relieved to be able to rebury him 50 years after trying to get his remains transported back to South Africa from the…

Amazing History of The Durban July

The History of Africa’s Biggest Racing Event.   The Durban July Handicap is Africa’s greatest horse race with a history spanning three centuries. This South African Thoroughbred horse race is held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897…

Inanda High Hosts Memorial Lecture

The Dube Family in partnership with eThekweni Municipality will host an inaugural DR JL Dube Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 11 February 2014 at the Ohlange High School – Inanda at 12:30. February 11 marks the date Dr JL Dube was…

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