Durban Street Names: Dorothy Nyembe

Who are the women that Durban’s streets are named after? What did they do? 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 … Continue reading Durban Street Names: Dorothy Nyembe

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Durban Street Names: Lilian Ngoyi

Who are the people that Durban’s streets are named after? What did they do? I didn’t have a clue about most of them, until I started researching, particularly the women whose stories I was never told. In honour of Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I want to share the story of a powerful mother, a … Continue reading Durban Street Names: Lilian Ngoyi