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Hindu Religion and the Family

Despite the intrusions by way of education, the secularization process and socio-economic advances, traditional Hinduism over the last century and a quarter in South Africa has retained its subjective conservatism.

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.


South African Indian life beginning towards the latter half of the nineteenth century on the basis of the indentured male worker,had become strongly family centred at the beginning of the twentieth century....

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.

Newspaper articles on compensation claims made be Steve Biko's family

Biko Family's compensation claims made to the State

Phyllis Naidoo's letters to family during 1980

Phyllis Naidoo's letters to family during 1980

Shaka the Great
Letter from Nobantu Ndlovu

Letter from Phyllis to a friend.

The family fleeing their houses

The family fleeing their houses

Letter from M.D. to Dade

My Dear Dade,

Holy family

Holy family

Letters from Kisten Moonsamy to Phyllis

Kisten Moonsamy writes to Phyllis Naidoo from Robben Island.

Letters by Chizmusoka to Phyllis Naidoo

Letters to Phyllis Naidoo from Chirwa

The people shall govern and letters by Phyllis Naidoo

letter to friends and family.

Sunday 18th May, 1986

Letter written to Mam Phyllis

"We of Africa"

Unlike Easterners who are given to meditation or Westerners who have an inquisitive turn of mind we of Africa, belonging neither to the East or to the West, are fundamentally observers, penetrating observers, relying more on intuition than on the process of reasoning.

My grandmother


Review of Murray's Families Divided
Research report

Research report on the study conducted to describe and analyse the effects of labour migration on marriage and family life. The fieldwork on which the study is based was done in Burnshill in the district of Keiskammahoek.

Two Poems


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