1948H.C. Bosman inL. AbrahamsCask of Jerepigo (1972) 232If you can pick the winner of the Durban July, then it doesn’t matter so much if a couple of long-haired painters that you thought were Van Goghs turn out to be also-rans.
1994G. Willoughby inWeekly Mail & Guardian 8 July 38The Durban July is a fascinating cultural phenomenon. We have very few public rituals like it that catch the public imagination right across the land, from Cape Town to kwa-Mashu.
1971Daily Dispatch 4 Sept. 6Amounts and proportions of cannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinol determine the potency of the dagga. This varies considerably in different parts,..but that from Zululand and Natal is generally acknowledged to be among the most potent in the world (Durban poison).
1973Rand Daily Mail 27 Oct. 5He bought a roll of 20 reefers of dagga known as ‘Durban poison’ from him for R5.
1978A. Akhalwaya inRand Daily Mail 10 July 7Be careful if you are offered ‘Durban poison’. You could be arrested. For the ‘poison’ is another name for dagga.
1978Darling 8 Nov. 66Ask someone from overseas why South Africa is famous and..a few, a very small minority, will grin and say: ‘Durban Poison, man.’ Why? Because DP, dagga, is just about the best high in the world, fit to rank..in the dope smoker’s list of all-time greats.
1986Style Feb. 64What is Durban’s most lucrative alternative sport? Second to riding high on the surf is riding high on Durban Poison.
1927Outspan 11 Mar. 13Durbanites are very jealous and envious of Johannesburg — and what is more they tell us so frankly.
1934B.I. BuchananPioneer Days 28We can never forget the kindness of the Durbanites who had so very little for themselves.
1952T. Matshikiza inDrum Nov. 31She’s one of Durban City’s favourite light sopranos..Aren’t Durbanites lucky?
1989S. Sole inSunday Tribune 1 Jan. 2Durbanites are sooooooo cliquey and keep to their own little social circle. Capetonians are ready to compromise.
1992K. Mkhize inNatal Witness 4 Jan. 5Pietermaritzburg folks..should rather be encouraging Durbanites to think big about the numbers which are stretching their resources and take heed of the fact that Durban is the second fastest growing city in the southern hemisphere.
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