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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.

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

ASPECTS OF FAMILY LIFE
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN
INDIAN COMMUNITY
Proceedings of a Conference arranged by the
Department of Social Work at the
UNIVERSITY OF DURBAN-WESTVILLE
25-26 MARCH 1985

Family Functioning in the South African lndian Community

Mental Health professionals working in the field of family
therapy usually hold an implicit if not explicit view of the characteristics
of the normal family, which underlies their assessment of
the families which enter therapy. Studies such as The Si/en/

Aspects of family life in the South African Indian Community.

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.

Making the Personal Civil: The Protector’s Office and the Administration of Indian Personal Law in Colonial Natal, 1872 – 1907

The arguments presented in this paper analyze the administrative contestations around Indian ‘personal law ’in the Colony of Natal from the establishment of the Coolie Commission of Inquiry in 1872 to the promulgation of the Indian Marriages Act in 1907.2 To date, very little attention has focuse

Labouring under the Law: Exploring the Agency of Indian Women under Indenture in Colonial Natal, 1860 – 1911

This paper is intended as the beginnings of an introduction to a Master’s thesis that will look at discourses around Indian women and gender under indenture in Colonial Natal from 1860 to 1911.

Witchcraft or Madness? The Amandiki of Zululand, 1894-19141

In late May 1999 Anglican Archdeacon, Ebenezer Ntlali, performed an exorcism to drive out evil
spirits from a hundred or so schoolgirls at St John's College, a church school with over a
thousand students in Umtata, of former Transkei region of South Africa. According to

The Voice of History? Archives, Ethics and Historians [Lunacy]

These documents and letters - which I have placed in chronological order, and taken excerpts from, but have not otherwise edited or changed in any way - can be found at the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository.2 They comprise, in the main, correspondence between various officials from the offices

The Mad in their Midst: Accommodating Insanity in Natal, 1868-1920

In December 1916, James Mkize, a kholwa (Christian) peasant farmer and preacher submitted a deposition to the Resident Magistrate of Umzimkulu, southern Natal, South Africa, detailing at some length the reasons why he believed that his brother, Bennie, was insane and should be legally detained in

Researching and working with boys in Southern Africa in the context of HIV/AIDS – a radical approach

In many western countries, in recent years, boys have been much criticised for being antiintellectual, emotionally illiterate, uncommunicative, antisocial and delinquent – characteristics that have been identified as marking them out as different from girls. (see eg.

‘Without the luxury of time’: AIDS, Representation and the Birth of Rights-based AIDS Activism in the 1980s

On the August 4th 2003 Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists marched on the

first South African AIDS Conference. The singing and toyi-toying demonstrators

reached the court-yard next to the entrance to the conference’s venue, Durban’s

Aids and the Changing Political Economy of Sex in South Africa: From Apartheid to Neo-liberalism

Between 1990 and 2005, HIV prevalence rates in South Africa jumped from less than 1% to around 29%. Combining ethnographic, demographic and historical insights, this article addresses the important question posed recently by prominent South Africanist scholars:
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Masculinities and multiple-sexual-partners in KwaZulu-Natal: The Making and Unmaking of Isoka

This paper examines one dominant element of masculinities worldwide – the high value placed on men’s “success” with women.

“People Wherever I Go Believe that I am a Doctor, but in Thinking that they Flatter Me …”: Black community health intermediaries in South Africa 1920-1959

Until the early 1930s, “Western” biomedical health care services for black communities were left to a small cadre of missionary doctors and nurses scattered throughout remote rural areas.7 From the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Christian missionaries were also at the forefront of training b

The silent scourge? Silicosis, respiratory disease and gold-mining in South Africa

Mining companies in South Africa have publicized their benevolent concern for the health oftheir workers. However, there are legal, practical and political reasons for this concern.

Land claims and restitution in South Africa : the valuation perspective

The subject matter of the paper is a description of the unique valuation research exercise currently being undertaken in South Africa to reopen the issue of compensation paid by the state in it's land acquisition/redistribution programme of 30 to 40 years ago and revolves around the effects of th

The limits to land reform: reviewing ‘the land question’

That the land question was one of the driving forces of the liberation struggle was a viewpoint that Hanekom shared with most ANC supporters, including many who did not depend directly on the land for survival.

Urban Citizenship: Governance, regulation, development and participation. Some thoughts from the Warwick Junction Project, Durban

The central question behind this set of reflections is “What is the relationship between urban
governance and urban citizenship”? The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship
between attempts by the local authorities to manage and develop the city in accordance with

Public Housing and Patterns of Family Life: lndian Families in Metropolitan Durban

To speak of 'the family' and 'housing' is akin to speaking of 'the dancer' and 'the dance'. Their ties, their oneness, and their otherness are endless. In our experience they often seem one; in our thinking they can be separated and joined in endless patterns.

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