CULTURE

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Arts and Africa: BBC African Service, no. 282
The Changing role of Indian women in South Africa

THE POSITION OF INDIAN WOMEN AT THE TIME OF THEIR ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

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.

The History of the Tamil Protective Association 1916-1984

The past sixty - nine years records the progress of our Society . We salute the pioneers for therefore sight and determination in establishing what we see today , namely,....

Arya Yukuk Sabha - 80 Anniversary

In 1912, a small group of young men, concerned about the quality of life of their community, constituted an organization called the "Arya Yuvuk Sabha "AYS"....

Some Reminiscences of South Indian Settlers

THE early Tamil pioneers came to Natal with their religion and immediately set about establishing it in their new environment. The new conditions and situations had their influences on the practices and beliefs of these people....

A hindi-speaking hindu marriage an ethnographic description

This study attempts to give an ethnographic description ot a Hindu marriage which characterizes the orthodox Hindi speaking section of the community and whose religious....

THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE HINDU RELIGIOUS TRADITION AMONG A SELECTED GROUP OF TAMIL SPEAKING HINDUS IN DURBAN AND TONGAAT, WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST FOCUSSED ON BETROTHAL AND MARRIAGE

I am a Tamil speaking Hindu and I would like to find out more about my religion, in particular, the impact of Western Culture on the religion of the Indians in South Africa. I will focus my observations on a small number of families living in the city of Durban.

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 RISE OF THE NATAL INDIAN ELITE

The Ideal of Education Opportunity

Only in education and in South Africa in the context of White man's Education...can you really make headway in a White man's world.

“SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POVERTY IN INANDA”

Inanda was entirely rural until the 1950’s. Thereafter because of drought and apartheid policy which aimed at undermining indigenous people from rural areas, people could not cope with the pressure exerted upon them by these situations.

Head-rings or top hats? An inquiry into the shifting meaning of body coverings in 19th and 20th century KwaZulu/Natal

In this paper I look at the shifting meaning of men’s dress in Zulu society from 19th century to the twentieth century. I concentrate on one type of dress called isicoco or head-ring.

An Ambiguous Sexual Revolution? Sexual Change and Intra-generational Conflict in Colonial Natal

In his 1968 study, African Women: Their Legal Status in South Africa, H. J. Simons noted a striking discrepancy between law and sexual practice that was particular to Natal.

Disobedient Daughters: Debating Culture and Rights in Rural KwaZulu-Natal

Disobe High levels of unemployment in South Africa have shifted rural households away from a reliance on male migrant wages and towards a diversity of income-generating strategies.

South Africans of Indian Descent

South African of Indian Descent

Arts and Africa: BBC African Service, no. 172
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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.

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