Umlando waseCato Manor

ICato Manor esendaweni engamakhilomitha ayisihlanu ukusuka enkabeni yeTheku indawo ecebile ngamagugu amasiko nezepolitiki, yaqanjwa ngemeya yokuqala yeTheku, uGeorge Christopher Cato. Izakhamizi zokuqala zaseCato Manor, izingadi ezimakethe zaseNdiya, uCato athengisela kuzo umhlaba, kamuva zaqashisa imindenini yase-Afrika yayinqatshelwa ukuba nomhlaba. Isiko eliqhakazile, le-Afro-Indian elavela kule ndawo eyabiwe laba uphawu lwendawo. Izakhamizi zakhona ezingamaZulu zazazi inqwaba yemijondolo, amashibhini … Read more

Banana leaves in Indian culinary tradition – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Contents Introduction Eco-friendly kitchen tool Banana leaf plates Dishing up on a banana leaf Medicinal properties of banana leaves Introduction When indentured labourers came to South Africa 150 years ago from India, they brought much of their culture and customs with them, and with it the use of banana leaves in culinary customs. The banana … Read more

The Shree Gopal Hindu Temple at Temple Valley in Verulam, Durban

The Shree Gopal Hindu Temple in Verulam North of Durban is a landmark in history that dates back to the days of Indian indentured labourers. It stands as mark in history that shows the determination and courage of the oppressed indentured labourers who were staunch in culture and religion. Although they were in a foreign … Read more

The Phoenix Settlement

Contents 1 Communal Settlement2 Phoenix Settlement Trust3 Indian Opinion4 Private School5 Gandhi’s legacy continued6 The settlement restored7 Gandhi honoured8 Sources Communal SettlementThe 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 farm … was fifteen miles away from the … Read more