Tag Archive: South Africa

Jul 02

Mutiny in Durban Harbour

Courtesy of Adrian Rowe I was recently asked by Bill Bizley if I knew anything about an incident which occurred in Durban Harbour in mid 1942.  The inquirer, Martin Rowles, who lives in the U.K. had been told the story by his grandfather, Thomas Buck, who was in service aboard the merchant ship, S.S. Jeypore, …

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Mar 15

They Lived in the Outer West 3

By Robin LamploughIn the Durban telephone directory for 2004-5 there are over 300 entries for people with the surname Ntuli. They live in areas as widely scattered as KwaMashu and Woodlands, Lamontville and Ntuzuma, Mbumbulu and Dassenhoek. Almost certainly, however, the ancestors of some of these people at least lived in the Outer West.

Jul 14


Mark Norman Mark Norman styles himself as a part-time, amateur historian who spends his working days in the “murky depths of insurance claims” He started his insurance career in 1976, in Durban, with one of the country’s leading short term insurers. In 1981 he joined a prominent loss adjusting firm and was deployed in various …

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Apr 16

William Bizley

Dr. WILLIAM BIZLEY is a graduate of the universities of Natal and York, a member of the Natalia Editorial Committee and was for many years a  Senior Lecturer in English (now retired)  at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Bill has specialised in Renaissance studies and in the poetry of T S Eliot.His historical researches …

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