South Africa

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Gandhi Memorial on the Phoenix Settlement

Gandhi's house at the Phoenix Settlement The house is named Sarvodaya

Gandhi in Turban c. 1906

Gandhi in a turban

Gandhi in traditional dress towards end of Passive Resistance (1913)

Gandhi in traditional dress

Gandhi in South Africa - banners

Gandhi in South Africa 1893 to 1914

Gandhi in South Africa - an interpretation

M. K. Gandhi’s years in South Africa—from 1893 to 1914—and his writings of that time provide an indispensable lens through which to view South African intellectual life during the twentieth century. South African intellectual life today is largely cut off from its past.

Gandhi in Pretoria

At the meeting held in the Empire Theater in Johannesburg, Gandhi introduced the idea of Satyagraha resistance through non-cooperative, non-violent action and sacrifice.

Gandhi in Pretoria

In 1894 Gandhi helped found the Natal Indian Congress, to unify local Indians into a political force, and became the first secretary.  In September of the same year, Gandhi became the first Indian to be enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Natal. 

Gandhi in Loincloth with stick

Gandhi in a loincloth with a stick

Gandhi Desia School

Gandhi Desia School Building

Gandhi Desia School

Gandhi Desia School Building

Gandhi Desai High School

View of the Gandhi Desai High School court yard and building

Gandhi Captain Indian Ambulance Corps during the Zulu Rebellion in SA - 1906

The Natal Indian Ambulance Corps was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher bearers during the Second Boer War, with expenses met by the local Indian community. Gandhi and the corps served at the Battle of Spion Kop.

Gandhi at Satiniketan with Rabindranath Tagore

Passive resisters

Gandhi and Professor Gokhale

Gandhi at a reception to Professor Gokhale in Durban

Gandhi and Passive Resistance c. 1908

Group photo of Passive Resistance Movement

Gandhi and Africans in South Africa

Message to South Africa, May 18, 1947"...

Gandhi addressing farewell meeting at Durban, 1914

Black and white print 25.8 x 18.8cm


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar in Indiaon 2 October 1869.

Gandhi - Satyagraha

Gandhi (Satyagrahi)

Gandhi - Desai School library

Group of students inside the library at the Gandhi-Desai School


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