January 2008

A Legend of the Democratic Movement

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By the Yunus Mahomed Memorial CommitteeRespected anti-apartheid cadre, development activist and business leader, Yunus Mahomed, who played a pivotal role in the political and civic struggles of the seventies and eighties, passed away suddenly on 6 January at his Durban home. Underplaying his own discomfort so as not to upset the birthday celebrations of his

International Day of Non Violence…

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

By Nereshnee GovenderThe first ever International Day of Non Violence was celebrated in Durban at the Gujarati Hindu Sanskruti Kendra. The world’s community celebrated the event on October 2nd 2007. In commemorating the occasion the Consulate General of India and the Gandhi Development Trust (GDT) hosted a panel discussion and the screening of the film

Legislation can make a difference…

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

India celebrates its 59th Republic Day on the 26th January. We reproduce an article by Sandeep Pandey (The Indian Express) 2 August 2007. Pandey is a Lucknow-based social activist and a Magsaysay awardee.The Right to Information (RTI) and the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) Acts are considered to be two of the most progressive pieces

Local projects receive funding from Welsh Organization

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

Satyagraha ReporterFormer Anti-Apartheid activist Hanif Bhamjee returned to Kwa Zulu Natal in January this year to present cheques to three community organizations in the region. Bhamjee, secretary of Action for Southern Africa – Wales (ACTSA) helped raise approximately R60 000 for the J.L Dube High School, Zisize (Ingwavuma) Educational Trust and the Treatment Action Campaign

Consulate General of India offers University Scholarships

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The Consulate General of India is pleased to offer the following scholarships to meritorious South African nationals to pursue undergraduate and post graduate courses (other than Engineering and Medicine) in Indian Universities from the academic year 2008 – 2009. These scholarships are sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in New Delhi. The scholarships

Tips on how to help children pass exams

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 19th, 2008|January 2008|

Extracts from an article by Carol S. Dweck - Scientific American- posted in UP news “More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort - not on intelligence or ability is key to success in school and in life”  Never tell your child that s/he is brilliantIt has been found that students

A Bright Start to the School Year for Tholisu Secondary

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 19th, 2008|January 2008|

By Indhrannie PillayThe Tholisu Secondary School in Mistake Farm, Umzinto on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast brings in the new school year with much needed change and improvement to their learning environment.  The school has been in existence since 1999 and accommodates approximately 250 students from grade 8 up to grade 11 in only four

Eye on the World

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 19th, 2008|January 2008|

Sri Lanka: The Other DimensionMuch has been said about the continuing violent conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government’s withdrawal from the ceasefire agreement, plunging the country into grievous crisis and exposing the civilian population, particularly in the north-east, into further misery, has given rise to many civil society organizations raising their voices.  The

Consumers feeling the pinch…

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:45+00:00 May 19th, 2008|January 2008|

Satyagraha reportersIt’s the start of the New Year and South Africans need to brace themselves for further interest rate, food and petrol price hikes. Approximately 43% of South Africans live below the breadline and barely afford the basic necessities for survival. The expected food and fuel price hikes could spell disaster for the average man