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An interesting history to mention is that of Inanda just outside Durban. Inanda was home to three key figures in South African and World history. It was home to

Dr. John Langalibalele Dube, the first president of the ANC, and founder of the Ohlanga Institute.

Mohandas (Mahatma) Karamchand, founder of the Natal Indian Congress and father of India’s independence, set up his first experiment in communal living inspired by Tolstoy - in Inanda, it was called the Phoenix settlement

– Lastly Isaiah Mdliwamafa Shembe the founder of the largest independent African church also comes from Inanda.

All three of these key figures were contemporaries and interestingly enough lived within  a few kilometers of each other.

  • Acutt, Robert
  • Adams, Capt John
  • Aspeling, Erich Gustaaf
  • Baird, Sir David
  • Beard, John
  • Bergtheil, Jonas
  • Berkin, Mr F
  • Biggar, Alexander
  • Brickhill, James
  • Brown, Joseph
  • Byrne, Joseph
  • Cane, John
  • Cato, George
  • Cato, Joseph
  • Charters, Major Samuel
  • Cetshwayo
  • Cloete, Henry
  • Cloete, Lt-Col Josias
  • Collis, James
  • da Gama, Vasco
  • Coqui, Adolph
  • Davies, Capt of the Julia
  • Dingane
  • Duffy, George
  • Dunn, Robert
  • D’Urban, Sir Benjamin
  • Escombe, Harry Faku
  • Farewell, Elizabeth Catherina, nee Schmidt
  • Farewell, Lieutenant Francis George
  • Forbes, Mr
  • Fynn, Henry Francis
  • Gardiner, Capt Allen Francis
  • Goode, Sir John
  • Goodge, William
  • Goodricke, John R
  • Grantham, Cap, RE
  • Gwyn & McAlister
  • Harding, Walter
  • Hoffman, Josias
  • Hogesaad, Chief Mate Ysbrand
  • Holstead, Thomas
  • Hunt, John
  • Hunt Leuchars & Hepburn
  • Innes, Edward
  • Isaacs, Nathaniel
  • James, Henry William
  • Joyce, Robert
  • Kay, Rev Stephen
  • King, Lieutenant James Saunders
  • King, Richard (Dick)
  • Kirk, Joseph
  • Knyf, Captain Willem
  • Lamport, Mr EP
  • Maritz, Gerrit
  • Mbopha
  • Mellor, John
  • Mhlangana
  • Milne, John
  • Morewood, Edmund
  • Mpande
  • Murray, AK
  • Napier, Sir George
  • Ndongeni
  • Nongalaza
  • Ogle, Henry
  • Owen, Capt William, RN
  • Peel, William
  • Petersen, John Lodewyk
  • Pine, Lieutenant-Governor Benjamin
  • Potgieter, Hendrick
  • Powell, Joseph
  • Proudfoot, James
  • Retief, Piet
  • Robinson, Albert
  • Roos, Frans
  • Russell, George
  • Saunders, JR
  • Savory, William
  • Scott, Lieutenant-Governor
  • Shaka
  • Shembe, Isaiah Mdliwamafa
  • Shepstone, Theophilus
  • Smerdon, Capt William
  • Smith, Dr Andrew
  • Smith, Capt Thomas
  • Stonnel, W
  • Stubbs, John
  • Tanner, Richard B
  • Testao, Rodrigo
  • Thompson, JR, & Co
  • Throssel, Mr
  • Tookey, DC
  • Trichardt, Louis
  • Upton, RS
  • Uys, Petrus Lafras
  • Vetch, Capt RE
  • West. Martin
  • Wissing, George H

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Last updated : 22-Feb-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 30-Mar-2011