March 2017

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