Durban Street Names: Bertha Mkhize

Part 3: 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 … Continue reading Durban Street Names: Bertha Mkhize


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