Legend of the Month: Joseph Shabalala

Earlier this year Dr Joseph Shabalala, founder of the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was honoured at the inaugural Amagugu Esizwe event‚ which recognises those men and women who have played a significant role in arts and culture in eThekwini. ‘Amagugu esizwe’ loosely translates to ‘Jewel of the Nation’, and that really is what Shabalala is to this country! Only a handful of South African artists have been awarded a prestigious Grammy Award, but Ladysmith Black Mambazo have not one, but four […]

Shop Local in 2017!

The next time you have to buy a gift for someone why not try and think of local businesses that you can support? There are tons of individuals and businesses close to home producing fantastic products, including a few of our very own Living Legends!

The KZN Society for the Blind not only sells wonderful off-the-shelf items like fabulous laundry bins and a wide assortment of handcrafted baskets, but they can also custom make products, which means that the […]

Joseph Shabalala Receives Honorary Doctorate

Joseph Shabalala, 2013 eThekwini Living Legend and founder of the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, received an Honorary Doctorate at the DUT awards ceremony that took place towards the end of last month. Reading the citation DUT’s Alan Khan said that the doctorate was a tribute Shabalala’s contribution to local and international music, and to the recognition that he has brought to the Zulu language and culture. Shabalala, who’s recovering from back surgery, remained seated as he expressed his thanks, but […]