Helen Joseph

Helen Joseph Road was formerly Davenport Road, Glenwood. Helen Joseph was a South African anti-apartheid activist, born on 8 April 1905 in Sussex, England and died 25 December 1992. EARLY YEARS She graduated from King’s College, in 1927 and soon after that, she left for India. She worked as a teacherat a school for girls in … Continue reading Helen Joseph

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Bertha Mkhize

Bertha Mkhize, formerly Victoria Street. Bertha lived in Victoria Street where she ran a clothing factory in from the 1930's to the 1960's.  Nhlumba Bertha Mkhize was one of the first people to lead the struggle for women’s rights in South Africa. She was also one of the first black women in Natal to have … Continue reading Bertha Mkhize

Dorothy Nyembe

Today I am profiling Dorothy Nyembe, formerly Gardiner Street. This woman was a force to be reckoned with!   Dorothy Nomzansi Nyembe, known as "Mam D", was born on 31 December 1931, near Dundee in northern KwaZulu-Natal, and she died in Umlazi on 17 December 1998. Dorothy attended mission schools until grade 11, and at the … Continue reading Dorothy Nyembe