February 2008

‘Power Cuts’ or National Emergency?

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

By Satyagraha Reporters It has been called South Africa's biggest economic crisis yet. Weeks of power cuts have cost the country tens of millions of rands and many South Africans are up in arms.According to the Eskom website, the service provider currently finds itself in a position where the demand for electricity may exceed the available

Gandhi and Satyagraha – Validity and Relevance – Part One

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

By Dr C. Sheela Reddy, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, SV University, TirupatiA three part series of a paper presented by Dr C Sheela Reddy at the Satyagraha Centenary Conference in New Delhi, IndiaSatyagraha is the core of Gandhian thought. For Gandhi, Satyagraha was a creed or a fundamental belief.

Secure your domestic worker’s financial future

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

Traditionally domestic and garden workers have found themselves working for many years, in many instances for the same employer, but without enjoying any meaningful benefits at the end of their working life. The harsh reality for many domestic workers is that when they go back home, very often all they have to show are some

Preserving our Wetlands

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

By Indhrannie PillayWorld Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on 2 February which also marks the anniversary of the 1971 Convention on Wetlands.Wetlands are uniquely designed ecosystems that provide natural essentials for human health and well being. Different types of wetlands provide different ecosystem services such as decreasing floods by acting like sponges and absorbing flood

Sexual Reproductive Health Month

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

Compiled by Indhrannie PillayThe month of February is celebrated as National Reproductive Health Month. February incorporates World Cancer Day - 4 February, Condom week from 7 - 14 February, Sexual Health Awareness Week from 13 - 18 February, Pregnancy Education Fortnight from 13 - 26 February and Contraceptive Day on 28 February.The Sexual Reproductive Health

Showcasing Role Models

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

By Satyagraha ReporterThe Chatsworth Youth Centre in conjunction with Satyagraha has started a series of talks and interviews with individuals who can serve as role models to our youth. This is part of an ongoing programme of the Youth Centre to provide a platform for role models who can have a positive influence on young

Kenya: Still no deal in sight to end Kenya’s crisis

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

Talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Kenya arising from the December 27 election have entered a crucial phase. During the past two weeks both sides have been locked in discussion. Both sides have accused each other of rigging the December vote, allegations that have triggered unrest has laid bare deep divisions over land,

60th Anniversary of the Death of Mahatma Gandhi

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

The Gandhi Development Trust and Satyagraha hosted a commemorative event to mark the 60th Anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi at the Aryan Benevolent Homes (ABH) in Chatsworth on 30 January, 2008. His Excellency Consul General of India to South Africa, Harsh Vardhan Shringla attended the event and delivered an address. We reproduce excerpts

Editorial Comment – February 2008

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 20th, 2008|February 2008|

January 30 marked the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Satyagraha observed the day, along with many other people throughout the world, with prayers. The anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi’s death in detention will also be marked by prayer. On 22 February 1944 Kasturba Gandhi passed away while being held in detention at the