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

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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