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Its disappointing when travelling in this Province to see the culture of littering that seems to identify us. Why is it that our problem should be easily resolved by turfing out our litter, rather than disposing it in a responsible manner? There needs to be a...

I recently had reason to stay at the "Notties" hotel, and on several occasions had dinner in their restaurant. As a student I used to visit the pub in the 1970's and it was a favorite at the time. Well the recent experience has just reinforced...

Clairvaux (Clear View) Trappist Mission overlooking the Mzinga River, near Mpendle, now consists only of the Church built in 1914. The rest of the structures are represented only by foundations. I arrived at the Mission at dawn and although I couldn't enter the church managed...

[caption id="attachment_110499" align="aligncenter" width="440"] The Reception Art Deco Entrance[/caption]   Epworth is actually two Schools, Epworth Preparatory School for Girls and Boys, and Epworth High School for Girls. The school was opened as a private school by Emily Lowe and Emma Mason in 1898, in the City CBD,...

I Have today uploaded an album under Galleries- Military Interest Sites - Military Interest - General, that has a mix of military interest images extracted from other albums. Most of the sites would be "lost" in the general galleries and for this reason accumulated into...

For those with an eye for detail, Durban's CBD has plenty of interesting architectural motifs, design, and detail. With one eye on the hawkers crowding out the pavements, glance up and you will spot these many adornments, mostly above eye level. For a fuller album of...

Some depraved individuals recently desecrated the Durban Central Cenotaph and stole about 13 of the large bronze plaques for scrap metal. These plaques commemorate the names of the men of Durban who died in WWI and WWII. Fortunately a scrap metal dealer had the integrity to...

Sadly another heritage site has recently bit the dust with the razing down of the old Nottingham Road Railway station. If only Transnet had had the correct management, many of these old buildings in their portfolio, could have been let out on full maintenance leases at...

  Joseph Baynes came out to South Africa as a Byrne Settler and eventually settled at Nel's Rust in 1856. As well as building up a large farming operation, he built a magnificent home on the farm. As Baynes left no heirs, the farm was left...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record