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'Sammy and Mary' go to goal : Indian women and South African politics in the 1940's

A woman should never be independent. Her father has authority over her in childhood, her husband has authority over her in youth, and in her old age her son has authority over her. (Laws of Manu, Tharpar, 1963:473)

Learning From Success Changing Family Patterns and the Generation of Social Work Practice

In different parts of the world there are social workers and other professionals who see their main task in tending those who, in the midst of plenty, have fallen by the wayside. Committed professionals can carry out this work only if they are equipped for it.

EMERGING SOCIAL PROBLEMS AMONG THE INDIAN PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA

The Indian community, at this time, is going through a period of rapid social change. While social change is inevitable in a dynamic society, it does not necessarily result in social progress.

A NOTE ON THE INDO-EUROPEAN SITUATION IN NATAL

The Indian – Citizen or subject ?

Attitudes of South African Indians towards Westernization and its Effects on their Family Life

When a group of people emigrate to a new country with a strong cultural environment, one of several possible affects may occur. There could be a deliberate striving to retain the cultural traits inherited from the homelands.

Attitudes of South African Indians towards Disciplining in the Child-Rearing Process

Discipline as a integral part of the child-rearing process has been neglected in South African social science literature, but its significance as an aspect of the socialization process cannot be ignored.

The Family Relationship in Islam

To Muslims, Islam is the code of life which God has revealed for the guidance of mankind. In Islam there is complete coordination of the spiritual and material aspects of human life.

Social Problems Associated with the Care of the Indian Aged in the Home Environment as Evidenced in Municipal Durban

The scientific study of human development is fragmented and incomplete. An examination of sociological literature indicates that some stages of human development have been studied more thoroughly than others. The one stage of human development that has not,.....

All you need is Love? The courting gift in 20th century KwaZulu-Natal.

In its first year of broadcast, 2002, the TV show All You Need is Love regularly attracted 2 million viewers in South Africa.

THE ROLE OF THE INDIAN IN NATAL'S ECONOMY

PAPERS PRESENTED AT A CONFERENCE HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS (NATAL REGION) IN DURBAN ON 14th OCTOBER, 1966.

Yusuf Dadoo: Transnational Politics, South African Belonging

Although people of Indian origin have been present in South Africa since 1860, they are still objects of suspicion in the ‘New’ South Africa. In many quarters, they are accused of exploiting Africans and, in the past, collaborating with apartheid.

Africa Fund: More than Economic

Africa Fund: More than Economic

Identity and Indianness: Reading and Writing Ethnic Discourses

 Identity And Indianness:  Reading And Writing Ethnic Discourses

 

LOW-COST HOUSING LOCATION IN SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES: EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ON COSTS AND BENEFITS

Low-cost housing delivery in South Africa is largely occurring at low densities on the urban peripheries where land is cheap, but where infrastructure and transport costs are often thought to be higher.

Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan and Durban

This paper is in essence the final chapter of a forthcoming book. It is preceded by a chapter more generally covering the post-colonial city in Africa. I take the view that the real historic break in urban development in Africa took place with the breakdown of modernist planning from the 1970s.

‘But We Were Thousands’: Dispossession, Resistance, Repossession and Repression in Mandela Park

This article seeks to give an outline of the key events in the unfolding struggle in Mandela Park, Cape Town, South Africa, against evictions and disconnections from water and electricity.

HOUSING ASPIRATIONS IN THE 'COLOURED' COMMUNITY OF DURBAN

Despite an increasing interest in the 'Coloured' community of Durban, especially in the area of social problems experienced, little has yet appeared relating to the aspirations of the community.

CRIMINAL VICTIMISATION AND HOUSING IN CATO MANOR

The Cato Manor area has a long history as a point of contention. The vibrant Indian and African community that had settled in the area was forcibly removed in 1955, and the land lay vacant for many years.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE INDENTURED LABOUR NATAL, 1860-1911: STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE

This paper focuses on the question of resistance to indentured labour.

Caste, Class and Identities among Surtee Muslims in KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), c. 1880-2009

This essay explores the variety of subject positions of Gujarati-speaking Muslim migrants from Surat, India, from the time of their arrival in South Africa in the late 1870s to the contemporary period.

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