September 2007

Zero Tolerance on Xenophobia

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On 24th July a conference was held in Durban to discuss issues of xenophobia.  There were 6 issues that were discussed.  Defining xenophobia, manifestation of it, why xenophobia exists, how can it be eradicated, who could help eradicate it and should there be legislation to address it.  Participants broadly agreed that xenophobia was hatred of

Why the Nails Grow

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:42+00:00 May 20th, 2008|September 2007|

By Lalit Surjan - Vice President of All India Peace and Solidarity OrganisationAt the end of the tunnel you see a flicker of light, only to realise that another tunnel lies ahead. Thus goes the caption of a cartoon that I saw in a magazine recently. As we pass from one anniversary to another of that

Is Bottled Water the Option

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By Satyagraha ReporterWhile the quality of water in South Africa is said to be among the best in the world, we nevertheless see bottled water being consumed extensively in the country. Sunita Narain, Director of Centre for Science and Environment in India recently spoke on 'Water, climate change and the development of cities' at the

Tell us what we’re eating

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A survey conducted by the research company, Synovate, found that 82% of respondents want food to be labeled if it contained genetically modified ingredientsConsumers are growing impatient with government efforts to ensure that we choose between eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or not.It is a basic consumer right that we are given the right to

Happenings……

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:42+00:00 May 20th, 2008|September 2007|

THE KNZ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA will be performing at the Durban City Hall on 13, 20 and 27 September 2007. Shows start at 19:30. Ticket prices range from R50 – R160. For more details call 031 369 94 38.60 YEARS OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE…The Consul General of India has organized a series of events known as the

To Free a Woman

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By Suvani NaidooIt has been agreed upon by the global community at large that women around the world have been unjustly oppressed and abused by their respective communities for centuries and that this grave miscarriage should be corrected.The question is: how? Legislation granting women suffrage and equality with men in economic, political and social arenas

Satyagraha Outstanding Community Service Awards

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The Satyagraha Outstanding Community Service Awards are awarded by the Satyagraha-in Pursuit of Truth newspaper to South Africans who have been outstanding in their contribution and service to their communities and country. Past recipients of these awards have included Vishwaprea Suparshad, an outstanding community and political activist and Eric Molobi, a founder member of the

A Tribute to a Brave Women

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:42+00:00 May 20th, 2008|September 2007|

By Maggie GovenderShe spent 3 months in a small room with 7 other women while genocide raged outside….The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation and the Satyagraha Outstanding Community Service Awards were presented at a well-attended ceremony held at the Durban City Hall on Friday, August 17. The gathering was opened by the

Kazakhstan Hosts International Conference against Nuclear Weapons

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:42+00:00 May 20th, 2008|September 2007|

According to a news report, Kazakhstan  hosted a conference entitled "Kazakhstan's way to a nuclear weapon-free world" to mark the 16th anniversary of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site's closure.”  The report indicated that “the symposium will be organized by the country's Foreign Ministry, and, “attended by high-ranking representatives from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),

India’s innovative strategy to help the poor

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:42+00:00 May 20th, 2008|September 2007|

Maulshree Seth writes about an innovative scheme that has been introduced by India to promote reproductive health care.   She says that a "Health Voucher" system for reproductive health services, has been introduced in March this year as a pilot project for seven rural blocks of Agra.  And according to her it has benefited over 3,500