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Chota Motala. The Making of a South African Political Biography

Drawing on my experience of writing an account of Chota Motala, a Pietermaritzburg-based medical doctor and anti-apartheid activist, this article considers some of the historiographical and methodological challenges of writing biography in general, and South African political biographies in parti

Chatsworth The Making of a South African Township

Many of the articles in this book are the result of research conducted as part of a three-year project undertaken with a grant from the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD).

Urban Violence and the Textures of Everyday life in Post-apartheid South Africa

There is a great deal of literature on crime and violence in post-apartheid South Africa.

Indenture and Indianness in South Africa, 1860–1913

Beginning in the mid-19th century, about 1.3 million Indian contract labourers were exported to Mauritius, Jamaica, British Guiana, Trinidad, St Lucia, Granada and Natal to satisfy the demand for labour that was both cheap and docile (Meer 1980: 3).

Monty Naicker: Between reason and treason

Monty was a man of the people who believed in collective leadership and made an invaluable contribution in transforming the Natal Indian Congress once again into a mass organisation, unifying and mobilising all sections of the community – the working class, small traders, professionals and intell

INSIDE INDIAN INDENTURE : A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY1860 – 1914

insight into the trials and tribulations of indentured  Indian immigration. One has to concur with the general thrust of the endorsements this work
has received from the academic community. It is a work of immense dimension and detail …

Gender, modernity & Indian delights: the women's cultural group of Durban, 1954-2010

For decades, South Africans aspiring to make the perfect biryani have turned to Indian Delights, the best selling cookbook produced by Zuleikha Mayat and the Women's Cultural Group.

Monty ... Meets Gandhi ... meets Mandela: The dilemma of non-violent resisters in South Africa, 1940-1960

This article focuses on key moments in the life of Doctor G.M. "Monty" Naicker (1911-1978), an Edinburgh-educated medical doctor and contemporary of Yusuf Dadoo, who displaced moderate elements in Indian politics in South Africa when he became president of the Natal Indian Congress 1946.

Dear Ahmedbhai, Dear Zuleikhabehn: The Letters of Zuleikha Mayat and Ahmed Kathrada, 1979-1989

In this collection of letters between a South African political prisoner and a community organizer in Durban, two people who have never met become dear friends during the last decade of apartheid.

The encyclopedia of the Indian diaspora

The encyclopedia of the Indian diaspora

The making of a political reformer: Gandhi in South Africa, 1893-1914

This Study Offers Perspectives That More Accurately Situate Gandhi`S Role In South Africa`S History. The Focus Is On The Religious And Cultural Orientation Of His Compatriots Seeking To Add With This New Dimension To A Better Understanding Of The Making Of A Social Reformer.

Multiple communities: Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa

In letters to newspapers and call-in programmes on radio stations, and also among many journalists and political commentators, South Africa's Muslims are largely viewed as a monolith, whether they live in the working-class townships of Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), the Cape Flats in the Western

Our glorious heritage, a dravidian experience

For some considerable time, the Author has been contemplating a survey of the social, education-al, cultural, religious, economic and political development of the people of South Indian origin in this country.

Indian People in Natal

THE FIELD MATERIAL on which this book is written, w~ collected in Durban, in the Province of Natal, the smallest of the four provinces of the Union of South Africa.

Southern San history and art after contact by Peter Poly

Southern San history and art after contact by Peter Jolly

Centenary of Indians in South Africa : a record of a hundred years of Indian progress in various spheres of activity . 1960

As the sun sets on my most ambitious effort, this is, indeed, a great day for me, for after years of preparation and long hours of patient research, my dream has been finally accomplished. But there is something nobler than merely to pride myself on its presentation.

A I Kajee His Work for the SA Indian Community

I first met Abdulla Kajee on the quay at Durban in July, 1929, when I stepped off a British India steamer at the end of a long journey. Fresh from the rural life of northern India, South African Indians and their complex problems seemed to me strange and a little alarming.

The Indian South African 1975

The Indian population of South Africa owes its presence in the country to the labour problem experienced by pioneer farmers who established sugar plantations in the British colony of Natal during the 19th century.

Natal Indian Teacher's Society Silver Jubilee 1925-50

To mark its Silver Jubilee, the Natal Indian Teachers' Society presents this record of its birth, growth and development over the last twenty-five years, and because it ties up so closely with Indian teachers, the record includes the growth and development of Indian education in general.

Garment Workers' Industrial Union (Natal) : golden jubilee, 1934-1984

The path to our Golden Jubilee
has not been an easy and
smooth sailing one.
During our 50 years of existence,
we had to struggle
against great odds · but thanks
to the dedication of some of our
older members who were steadfast

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