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Gender, Citizenship and Power The Westcliff Flats Residents Association

The post-apartheid period has witnessed a mushrooming of activity by civic organizations in South Africa. This paper focuses on a group of women in Westcliff, Chatsworth, who have been persevering against difficult odds over the past two decades.

Chatsworth Between Continuity and Change.

Chatsworth was established as a township for Indians in the early 1960s by the apartheid government. The expansion of education and growth of industry from the 1960s resulted in the economic mobility of many Indians. This was reflected in the extensions to houses and …

THE DIASPORA AT HOME: INDIAN VIEWS AND THE MAKING OF ZULEIKHA MAYAT'S PUBLIC VOICE

This article examines how the Gujarati-speaking Muslim trading class in South(ern) Africa was linked as a reading public through a newspaper, Indian Views, which had been founded in early twentieth-century Durban in opposition to Mahatma Gandhi's Indian Opinion.

Race, class and nationalism : the 1947 visit of Monty Naicker and Yusuf Dadoo to India, 1947

This article focuses on a 1947 tour of India by two South African Indian doctors, Yusuf Dadoo and GM (Monty) Naicker, during which they met with Mohandas K Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and attended the All-Asia Conference.

Between Apartheid and Neoliberalism in Durban’s Indian Quarter

A drive from Durban's beaches towards the once bustling ''Indian quarter''will lead to a confluence of three streets: Monty Naicker, Alfred Bitini Xuma, and Yusuf Dadoo.

World Cup 2010: Africa’s turn or the turn on Africa?

The awarding of World Cup 2010 to South Africa was hailed as a great ‘victory’ for the African continent and the cause of much celebration. It heightened expectations not only about the spectacle itself but about the benefits that would accrue to South Africa and the rest of Africa.

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 …

Identity and Belonging in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Case of Indian South Africans

This paper examines Indian identities in the post-apartheid period, focusing in particular on the vexed issues of identity and belonging.

An ‘Imagined Community’ in Diaspora: Gujaratis in South Africa

Increasing attention is being paid to the heterogeneous identity of Indian South Africans. This article contributes to this literature by highlighting the distinct migratory history of Gujarati South Africans and the importance these histories have in perceptions of community identity.

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.

Beyond the nation? Colour and class in South African cricket

This chapter takes a critical look at cricket's journey since those heady days. It considers the twists and turns, the pitfalls and gains that have occurred along the way.

Between black and white: A case study of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union

223 different in KwaZulu-Natal, for example, with its large Indian population, than at the Pretoria-based Titans franchise, where whites are dominant, or in the Eastern Cape which has substantial African involvement in cricket.

Indian Muslims in South Africa's History:Continuity and Change

The majority of Indian Muslims arrived in Natal between 1860 and 1911 as contract indentured workers or pioneer traders. Indentured migration lasted between 1860 and 1911, by which time 152,641 Indians had come to Natal.

Contesting Indian Islam in KwaZulu-Natal: the Muharram festival in Durban 2002

This essay is concerned with the contested meanings, symbolism and authenticity of the Islamic festival Muharrarn in present-day Indian Islam in South Africa.

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.

Ahmed Deedat and Muslim-ChristianRelations at the Cape, c. 1960-1980

This paper establishes the historical context of Muslim-Christian relations at the Cape, the role played by Ahmed Deedat in this relationship, and the public reaction to his role.

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.

The Viability of Islamic Banking and Finance in a Capitalist Economy: A South African Case Study

Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa have been seeking to introduce stricter Islamic codes in the public and private domains to redefine the kind of Muslims they want to be.

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