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Letter from Jacob Zuma to Phyllis Naidoo dated 29th November 1982

Letter from Jacob Zuma to Phyllis Naidoo dated 29th November 1982

Letter to Phyllis Naidoo from Hoosen dated 5th July 1982

Letter to Phyllis Naidoo from Hoosen dated 5th July 1982

Note from Hilda to Phyllis Naidoo dated 12-04-83

Note from Hilda to Phyllis Naidoo dated 12-04-83

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

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

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

In the end it was academic: Responses to the establishment of the University College for Indians

It will be wrong to advise an Indian father or a prospective student what choice he should make. Each person must accept the responsibility for his own decision, since whatever decisions he makes there will be sacrifices.

School Sports: The Missing Dimension in the Debate about Sports Transformation in Democratic South Africa Since 1994

This study examines debates about sports in post-apartheid South Africa where there is great pressure on sports bodies and administrators to transform the game by introducing more Black players and administrators into the mainstream sports arena.

INDIAN MUSLIM RESPONSES TO ISLAMOPHOBIA IN AUSTRALIAN CITIES: CONFLICTS OVER MOSQUES

There has been increased tension in Australian cities over the past decade over plans to construct mosques in a context where Islam appear to be less accepted as a component of Australian religious and cultural society at a time when the Muslim population has increased as a result of migration fr

Institutional Hinduism: The Founding of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha, 1912

The majority of the indentured workers who were shipped to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to serve as a source of cheap labour settled in the colony after completing their indentures.

Hinduism in South Africa: Caste, Ethnicity, and Invented Traditions, 1860-Present

This paper examines the experience of Hindus and Hinduism in South Africa over the past century and half. It shows that while the influence of caste has generally greatly diminished, Hinduism continues to flourish, and even shows signs of prosperity in public spaces.

“Gagged and trussed rather securely by the law”: The 1952 Defiance Campaign in Natal

For almost half a century after the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910, Black1 South Africans responded to the segregationist policies of successive white minority governments principally through non-violent techniques of resistance, such as boycotts, civil disobedience, mass demo

Cricket and corruption: the post apartheid relationship between India and South Africa within and beyond the boundary

International sports sanctions against the apartheid government resulted in the isolation of South African cricket from 1970 to 1991.

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).

The May 2008 Xenophobic Violence in South Africa: Antecedents and Aftermath

This article revisits the May 2008 xenophobic attacks in South Africa in order to grapple with key questions around the causes of xenophobia in South Africa, measures that can be taken to address xenophobia and ways in which diverse but inclusive communities can be built.

Non-Governmental Organisations and Xenophobia in South Africa: A Case study of the Gift of the Givers

This article examines the response of a Non-Governmental Organisation (GOTG) to the 2008 xenophobic attacks and more broadly reflects on the role of NGOs in confronting xenophobia in South Africa and in conflict situations more broadly.

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.

Race, Empire, and Citizenship: Sarojini Naidu's 1924 Visit to South Africa

This paper focuses on Sarojini Naidu's noteworthy 1924 visit to South Africa. She was the first high profile Indian to visit after the departure of Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1914.

POWER AND RESISTANCE: INDENTURED LABOUR IN COLONIAL NATAL, 1860-1911

POWER AND RESISTANCE: INDENTURED LABOUR IN COLONIAL NATAL, 1860-1911

INDIAN INDENTURE: SPEAKING ACROSS THE OCEANS

This paper argues that research on Indian indentured labour needs to move beyond the conceptual limitations imposed by the neo-slavery / Tinkerian paradigm, which has focused excessively on the extent to which the indentured experience was (or was not) little more than “a new system of slavery” 

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).

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