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

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Lilian Ngoyi

This post was originally posted on Mother's Day, when I wanted to share the story of a powerful mother, a fearless leader and a global adventurer who was a force to be reckoned with - Lilian Ngoyi. Lilian Ngoyi Road was formerly Windermere Road. Lilian Ngoyi Mother. Widow. First female elected to office in the main … Continue reading Lilian Ngoyi

Adelaide Tambo

Introducing Adelaide Tambo, whose name is now given to the former Kensington Drive in Durban North. Adelaide Frances Tambo was born on 18 July 1929 at the Top Location, Vereeniging, in the Vaal Triangle. Ma Thambo, as she was affectionately known, died on 31 January 2007 at her Hyde Park home in Johannesburg at the age … Continue reading Adelaide Tambo