John 'Phuzushukela' Bhengu

Jerry’s Stories

The history of Zulu clan names is one of our most popular topics on Ulwazi, so we thought that we would provide the links to some of the names that our resident expert, Mbusiswa Jerry Zuma, has researched recently. Follow the links below to read about the histories of the Bhengu, Sibisi and Msane clans […]

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KwaMashu: Moving Forward

The township of KwaMashu is named after Sir Marshall Campbell (1848-1917), the farmer who owned the land on which KwaMashu now stands. But things in the area have changed significantly since the days when sugar cane was farmed on the land – KwaMashu was one of Durban’s first townships to emerge in the 1950s with the implementation of the […]

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Back from the Dead!

It’s great to see local stories coming alive on the stage. While Andrew Lloyd Weber and musicals the likes of Cats and Les Miserables are incredible to watch, it’s wonderful to see local productions making waves in the same arena. Durban-born Neil Coppen is currently in New York pitching his concept for Lazarus Man at the 2015 International Society for the […]

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