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Children will soon return from recess to a classroom in the main academic building at Livingstone Primary School. PHOTO: ELISE WELSH 22

School aims to fill gap for special needs students

Katie Rosta August 18, 2022

Durban, South Africa — A group of teachers huddled around a supply table filled with original art, 3D models and insect specimens in the Livingston Primary School library  Days before the winter...

Students practice yoga during a class at The Toolbox, a studio in Durban. PHOTO COURTESY OF NOSIZWE MJI.

Sisters’ studio makes yoga accessible, promotes healing

Sara Garstka July 11, 2022

Durban, South Africa — Nosizwe Mji, co-founder of The Toolbox yoga studio, began her yoga journey following a near-fatal car accident in 2006, her last year at the University of Cape Town. After two...

Hitesh Kanjee, manager of the Kara Nichhas in Lenasia, prepares an order for a customer. PHOTO: ELISE WELSH 22/THE HAWK

Popular takeaway dishes up affordable Indian fast food

Lenasia, South Africa — Tucked in a strip mall off Robin Avenue in Lenasia is a takeout eatery with an eye-catching red and yellow awning that boasts of low-priced Indian vegetarian fast foods and savory...

About 300 people participated in the 10th Annual Durban Pride Parade on June 25, which had not taken place for two years because of the covid-19 pandemic. PHOTO: LESLIE QUAN 22/THE HAWK

Durban Pride returns after two-year hiatus due to covid-19

Allie Miller June 27, 2022

Durban, South Africa — After a two-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, Durban Pride returned to Gugu Dlamini Park in central Durban on June 25.  About 300 people chanted, sang and marched...

Assagay Coffee Farm, a 100-acre farm in Harrison Valley, in the KwaZulu-Natal province, is one of only two established coffee farms in South Africa. PHOTO: Rose Barrett 20

Farmer helps brew change in coffee culture in South Africa

Jackie Collins August 6, 2019

Durban, South Africa -- The seven-acre estate in Harrison Valley that Rick James purchased nearly 30 years ago came with neglected coffee trees scattered about its slopes. Its prior owner had injured his...

Educator Zanele Nsindane displays her students art. PHOTO: Sarah Harwick 21

Exhibition exposes young people from under-resourced schools to African art

Alex Hargrave August 1, 2019

Durban, South Africa -- For the students of Zanele Nsindane, an educator and head of the art department at Phakathi Secondary School in the township of Klaarwater, art offers an escape.  Some students...

Mutton is the best selling bunny chow filling at Bedford Bunny, according to owner Shamla Pather. PHOTO: Ana Faguy 19

Bunny chow restaurants are hopping in South Africa

Alex Hargrave July 30, 2019

South Africa --  Shamla Pather stirred a large pot of mutton curry in the kitchen of her restaurant in Lenasia South, an apartheid-era Indian settlement about 20 miles southwest of Johannesburg. Three...

Eunice Mthethwa holds a picture of her 14-year-old grandson, Velani, who was killed in the April floods. PHOTO: Sarah Harwick 21

Communities continue to feel impact of Easter weekend floods and landslides

Ana Faguy July 25, 2019

Durban, South Africa -- Buyiseile Mthethwa can’t sleep if it’s raining.  Instead, she lies awake, paralyzed by fear and grief and memories of the night she lost her 14-year-old son.  “I can still...

Nonhlanhla Joye, founder of the Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute, and Nonhlanhla Mchunu, training and outreach director, work with over 600 people in the community as part of the organizations efforts to provide food security in the community. PHOTO: Carly Calhoun 21

Durban-based organic farm feeds more than hunger with its growing system

Kaila Mundell-Hill July 23, 2019

Durban, South Africa -- After a cancer diagnosis in 2014 that left her unable to work, Nonhlanhla Joye, the sole breadwinner in her household, planted a vegetable garden in her backyard in order to provide...

Xolani Jobe, senior lifeguard, speaks to new recruits at the Rachel Finlayson Swimming Pool on the Duran beachfront. Lifesaving South Africa, which will employ the trainees once they are certified, has made 126,492 rescues to date. PHOTO: Alex Hargrave 20

Black, female lifeguards challenge stereotypes on Durban’s beaches

Ryan Mulligan July 22, 2019

Durban, South Africa -- In a profession long dominated by white males, the new recruits in lifeguarding classes at Rachel Finlayson Swimming Pool in Durban stand out: They’re mostly black and female.  On...

Durban celebrates Pride

Durban celebrates Pride

Ana Faguy July 2, 2019 Hundreds of people gathered for the 9th Annual Durban Pride, held June 29 in central Durban.

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