2012 eThekwini Living Legend, Cecil James Ward, passed away on Sunday the 5th July at the age of 88. Cecil, or Roddy as he was known by friends and family, was a committed environmentalist devoting sixty years of his life to the study of ecology. Roddy spent the majority of his working life as a lecturer at the University of Durban Westville, helping to inspire students and colleagues alike. For the last 25 years Roddy worked as a consulting ecologist, focusing on the KwaZulu-Natal coastal region.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Berea Congregational Church, 29 Musgrave Road, Durban on Saturday 11 July 2015 at 10.30am. Phone 031-205 9959 for further details.