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June the month of the Freedom Charter, the start of Passive Resistance, and youth month

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Ela Gandhi, June 2017|

Wreaths placed at the memorial by stalwarts Kay Munsamy, Swaminathan Gounden and Monty Naicker’s son Kreesen Naicker, accompanied by Sastri College alumni who are now taking care of this memorial. The importance of the 1946 Passive resistance struggle which later transformed to the 1952 Defiance campaigns, the 1955 Congress of the People resulting

Paolo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Gandhian Education

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Ela Gandhi, June 2017|

Discussion about colonial education and how to decolonise education is rife everywhere in S.A. Here are ideas of two personalities who have written much about education and how education can be used to oppress and how it can be used to liberate. This is just a trigger to start discussion on what needs to change.

Gandhi Development Trust’s Early Childhood Development Values Education Project: Izimpande Zobuntu By Kanya Padayachee

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 June 29th, 2017|June 2017|

Dramatising a values story in a Values Education class (Inhlangano Yeziwe Day Care Centre, Folweni) during evaluation. Gandhi Development Trust’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Values Education Project (VEP) is making incremental progress in equipping Early Childhood Development practitioners/caregivers with a core set of universal values – underpinned by Ubuntu - to guide their

The Land Question in Southern Africa and India By Anil Nauriya

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 June 29th, 2017|June 2017|

Picture from Agricultural Land for sale Tamil Nadu - Labourers on a paddy farm The subject of land reforms  seems again to be in the air. Both India and  southern  Africa have had some land reform programmes following political liberation.  I do not intend  as such to "compare"  the two. The land inequalities

Satyagraha in Pursuit of Truth

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|March 2017|

A decision has been taken to produce Satyagraha once a quarter. This is why we have not been on line for the past two months. This edition is for March 2017 and the next edition would be on line in June. We are keeping our stories short. We welcome feed back from you. Drop us

Human Rights and Women’s Rights

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|March 2017|

By some coincidence our Government declared 21st March as Human Rights Day while the month of march is celebrated as the international month when we reflect on women’s rights and status. Historically the gross violation of Human Rights in Sharpeville and Langa on March 21 1961, was the reason for our government’s decision to observe

Why Phoenix Settlement Should be Declared a World Heritage Site

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|March 2017|

Entrance to Phoenix Settlement Kasturba Bhavan –home built by Manilal Gandhi           Recently a group of African Americans from the National Association of African American Studies visited the Phoenix Settlement in Durban South Africa. They were impressed with the historic background of this “Ashram”. They asked if

The Significance of the Three Doctors Pact

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|March 2017|

Dr G.M. Naicker, A.B. Xuma, and Yusuf Dadoo(Courtesy SAHO) On the 9 March 1947 Dr A.B. Xuma , President of the African National Congress, Dr Yusuf Dadoo President of the Transvaal Indian Congress and Dr G.M. Naicker President of the Natal Indian Congress signed a Joint Declaration of Cooperation. Later the Coloured organization

Special Report on Peace Boat

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 January 18th, 2017|January 2017|

The following link is a special report of the Peace Boat - South Africa Then and Now - The Struggle for Equality, Jan 15, 2017 http://peaceboat.org/english/?page=view&nr=580&type=20&menu=64