City Library Reopens

By 2030 eThekwini Municipality aims to be Africa’s most liveable and caring city. Efficient and useful public services are one of the ways that the municipality can improve residents’ experience of the city, and in line with this thinking container libraries have been erected in Gugu Dlamini Park, next door to Durban’s popular Workshop shopping centre.

The semi-permanent structures, which offer visitors free WiFi, access to current newspapers and a book exchange, are part […]

The Durban International Film Festival

Durban-international-film-fest-2016Durban is home to the continent’s longest running film festivals, with this past Thursday seeing the opening of the 37th Durban International Film Festival (Diff). After a long debate about the opening night film, the festival opened with The Journeymen by South African director, Sean Metelerkamp. The documentary, filmed on three chest-mounted GoPros, chronicles a 15,000-mile road trip across South Africa and offers a candid snapshot of a nation at a crossroads, looking back on two decades of post-apartheid democratic […]

We Are eThekwini

IMG_3619Ethekwini Living Legends celebrates our local heroes who contribute to the lives and life of eThekwini—in a sense it is as much about the place as it is about the people who occupy it. One of the landmarks in Durban is the KZNSA art gallery, which this year celebrates 20 years in Glenwood. The Society was founded in 1902, but only moved into their now iconic building in 1996. To commemorate this […]

Durban By Durbanites

We’ve posted a few videos on Durban over the past few months, but when you live in a city as beautiful and rich as ours it’s hard not to want show it off! This latest video, entitled DbnByDurbanites, looks at the city through the eyes of locals. It shows the wonderful warmth and diversity of the people who live in and around Durban, and of course the natural beauty of our hometown.

Freedom Day 2016

Food-Music-Freedom_Shongweni-Market_C-WeedToday marks 22 years since South Africans participated in the first democratic elections, and to mark the occasion there will be celebrations across the country. In Durban residents can take a trip into the country for a festival of live music, shisa nyama, and artisanal food at the Shongweni Farmers Market, or wait until the weekend and attend the Spirit of Mzansi Music Festival taking place at the Playhouse Theatre. Durban […]

Durban: A Great Quality of Life!

Cape Town has the mountain, Jozi has the money, but Durbs has something more important than good views and cash, a great quality of life! For the second year running Durban has come out ahead of Johannesburg and Cape Town in a survey of world cities that helps companies determine compensation allowances paid to international staff working abroad. The survey looks at a variety of criteria, including political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and […]

Happy Holidays!

As we head into 2016 we would like to say thank you to all of our Living Legends for the incredible contributions that they have made over the years! eThekwini would not be the place that it is without the people who call it home. And as another year passes we thought it would be interesting to have a look back at how the city of Durban has evolved over time: click on the image below to see an incredible […]

The Place We Call Home

There’s nowhere quite like eThekwini! With our largely unspoilt coastline, crazy hot summers, glorious winters, and the warmest people, Durban is a place that really gets under your skin! Click on the image below to watch a short video that shows the city in all its glory. You can’t help but be proud of eThekwini and it’s wonderful people!

Enter Durban


Women’s Day 2015

Womens Month 2015(620x300 pixels)It’s been nearly 60 years since the historic march to Union Buildings in Pretoria where close to 20 000 women stood in protest against the Apartheid government’s pass laws. Fortunately many things have changed for the better, but the fight for equal rights for women continues today, and Women’s Month helps to highlight this continued need for change. The people of Durban embrace Women’s Day and Women’s Month with a […]

Durban, the Place to Be!

2015-05-national-geographic-traveler-durban_page_1Those of us living in Durbs already know what a great city is it – which is probably part of the reason we attract such great talent the likes of which eThekwini Living Legends celebrates every year, but it’s wonderful to see it in print for the rest of the world to read about! The latest issue of the prestigious National Geographic Traveler magazine has a fantastic spread on Durban – […]