The Bangladesh Market in Chartsworth, Durban

Chatsworth is a predominantly Indian suburb situated to the south of Durban. The Bangladesh Market in Chatsworth is a market established in the early 1980s from the plight of a disadvantaged community that faced social, political and economic challenges, hence to understand the history of the market is to understand the political history in context. … Read more

Mewa Ramgobin – Memories from Inanda, Durban

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Manilal and Sushila Gandhi 3 Honouring Gandhi 4 Remembering  Luthuli 5 Remembering Buthelezi 6 Political Life 7 Sources Introduction Mewa Ramgobin, born on 10 November 1932 in Inanda, Natal, is the grandson of one of the indentured labourers brought from India in the mid-nineteenth century to work on the sugar plantations of Natal. … Read more

Indian South Africans

Indian South African is a term which refers to people from India living in South Africa. Most Indians in South Africa migrated from colonial India during late 19th-century through early 20th-century. Therefore, the term “Indian” is also used to refer to people who originally hailed from the countries of South Asia. At other times the … Read more