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The Durban North/Umhlanga Crisis Team (DNUCT) celebrated 10 years of giving back to the North Durban community on Saturday. The Durban Country Club played host to the 10th anniversary celebrations of the organisation, founded by Carol van Tonder. The DNUCT provide victim support for Durban North SAPS. Founder of the Durban North/Umhlanga Crisis Team, Carol van Tonder with one of the first volunteers and integral member of the team, Alison Hadfield.

Crisis Team celebrates decade of giving back

Carol van Tonder, who was a Lifeline counsellor for nine years before starting the Crisis Team, which was founded in 2008 said it was an emotional day reminiscing how far the organisation had come.
La Lucia Library recently honoured several women from the north Durban area to say 'thank you' for their contributions to the community. The awards ceremony, which was the brainchild of head librarian, Andy Dowley, was well received by the recipients. Vigie Padyachee and Andy Dowley of the La Lucia Library who organised the event.

La Lucia Library recognises local she-roes

The women recognised at this year’s event were, Sharon van Straaten, Farrah Khan-Maharajh, Rachel Uys, Carol van Tonder, Michelle Currie, Arianne Hayes-Hill, Cathryn Lee Aylett, Jodie-Lee Donnison, Claire de Sylva and Alexandra Wallis.
Thousands of people lived large in colour at this year's CANSA Shavathon at Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Saturday and Sunday. The event saw women and men, young and old, shave their hair, others colouring their hair all in support of those affected and effected by cancer all around the country. An enthusiastic Bernadette Westley helps to spray supporters hair at the CANSA Shavathon at Gateway.

Gateway turns colourful for Shavathon

Thousands of people lived large in colour at this year’s CANSA Shavathon at Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Saturday and Sunday.
Durbanites flocked to the finish line of the Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday to watch Durban North resident Christie Mackenzie put in a special effort to finish in second place in this year’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon. Mackenzie and her K2 partner, Olympic medallist Bridgitte Hartley finished minutes behind sisters and overall winners of the women’s race, Cana and Jordan Peek, a debut Dusi title for the pair. PHOTO: Anthony Grote (Gameplan Media)

Durbanites support Dusi finishers

Hundreds of Durbanites flocked to the finish line at Blue Lagoon to watch paddlers come in after the three day spectacle.
People from in and around Durban took part in the Let's Gijima and get CANSA Active 5km family fun run on the Durban beachfront on 4 February, World Cancer Day. The event took place between the Amphitheatre and uShaka Marine World and supported CANSA Durban, a local organisation that has been educating the public and offering support services for 40 years to cancer patients and their families. Zethembiso Zulu and Thuli Mthembu.

Durbanites run for CANSA

People from in and around Durban took part in the Let’s Gijima and get CANSA Active 5km family fun run
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