April 2008

50th Anniversary of the Potato Boycott

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The 1952 Defiance Campaign by the African National Congress, that protesting against racial laws saw workers throughout the country respond in large numbers. It was the first time that Africans, Indians, Coloureds and Whites participated together in resisting apartheid laws. As a result of this successful campaign, a nation-wide movement was launched to convene a

Editorial Comment – April 2008

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This year South Africa commemorates many significant anniversaries and in this edition we focus on the 50th Anniversary of the Potato Boycott, which drew attention to the repressive working and living conditions of farm labourers. Satyagraha also pays tribute to freedom fighter Chris Hani, a stalwart of the South African liberation struggle. This year we

Salt March Promotes Ubuntu

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By Satyagraha ReportersThis year’s Gandhi Salt March drew massive support from the public, national and provincial ministers and religious organizations. Thousands of people marched 22km from the Phoenix Settlement in Inanda to the Battery Beach in Durban in the spirit of peace and non-violence. The march was held on Sunday 20 April 2008 and attracted