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The Phoenix Settlement

Contents 1 Communal Settlement 2 Phoenix Settlement Trust 3 Indian Opinion 4 Private School 5 Gandhi’s legacy continued 6 The settlement restored 7 Gandhi honoured   8 Sources Communal Settlement The Phoenix Settlement, established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904,  is situated on the north-western edge of Inanda, some 20 kilometres north of Durban. Sita Gandhi writes:  “My grandfather’s […]

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Modern day Phoenix, Durban

Phoenix, some 20km northwest of central Durban, was established as township in 1976. But is said to be one of the oldest Indian settlements in South Africa, with indentured labourers from sugar cane plantations making their homes here decades ago.  Today Phoenix is a thriving community. But, like many other South African townships very little […]

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Adams College

Contents 1 American Board of Missions 2 Adams College founded 3 Alumni 4 Bantu Education Act of 1953 American Board of Missions Adams College’s CrestDr Newton Adams, under the auspices of the American Board of Missions, established a school in the catchment area of the Amanzimtoti River south of Durban, that that would eventually be […]

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Phoenix

Phoenix, some 20km northwest of central Durban, was established as township in 1976. But is said to be one of the oldest Indian settlements in South Africa, with indentured labourers from sugar cane plantations making their homes here decades ago. Today Phoenix is a thriving community. But, like many other South African townships very little […]

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Inanda Seminary

Inanda Seminary, founded by the American Board of Missions (ABM) in 1869 forms an integral part of the history of Inanda. Situated 25 kilometres north west of Durban, it became the first secondary school exclusively for African girls in southern Africa. Its reputation grew rapidly and the school soon attracted students from across the continent. […]

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