UKZN Opens Historic Buildings Named after Struggle Icons

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UKZN staff seen with the Ellen Kuzwayo family at the launch.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Education recently opened three of their new buildings on the Edgewood campus in Pinetown. The state of the art facilities are proudly named after renowned struggle icons and educators Ellen Kuzwayo, Phyllis Naidoo and Dulcie September. The new facility, which is now complete, boasts three lecture theatres, staff offices and a commercial space. Along with the launching of the Ellen Kuzwayo Building, the University named the largest lecture theatre in the building after Phyllis Naidoo. A third building which has been reconfigured into a conference centre was named after Dulcie September. According to Dean and Head of the School of Education, Professor Thabo Msibi, the naming and inauguration of the three spaces culminate a three-year project around the decolonisation of UKZN spaces, and marks a “rebirth” for the Edgewood campus.

Photographer: Itumeleng Masa