Contents Background Movement and community Participation Publications Selected Work Bibliography Background Fatima Meer 1928 was born in Grey Street, Durban. Her father, Moosa Meer was the editor of Indian Views, a weekly newspaper aimed at Gujarati-speaking Muslim communities. Fatima was brought up in an atmosphere that was highly conscious of racial discrimination and that shaped … Read more
This Hindu festival occurs throughout KZN during the first quarter of the year. It is normally associated with Fire Walking, Chariot Processions and Body Piercing. There is a prescribed fasting period normally of about a week which culminates in the procession. Devotees carry Kavadies on their shoulders, this symbolises a form of penance.
The world renowned Juma Musjid Mosque in Grey Street, Durban was built in circa 1880 by Aboobaker Amod Jhaveri, the first Indian trader in Durban. In 1884 it was expanded to accommodate 200 prayer mats and presently can accommodate about 6000 worshippers. It is believed to be the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Image courtesy SA Venues
Ela Gandhi was born in Phoenix, Durban in 1940 July 1. She is known for her activism during apartheid era, and was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, where she aligned with the African National Congress party representing the Phoenix. She is the grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi. Ela Gandhi … Read more
Breyani is the royal dish amongst all the exotic rice dishes of India and is now a traditional recipe which many South Africans use. There are various types of breyani including chicken, fish, mutton, vegetables and prawns breyani. Ingredients 1 kg chicken (washed/cut)1 cup black lentils2 cups rice2 tablespoons of breyani spices4 green chillis2 tablespoon … Read more
Chatsworth is a sprawling township situated in the south of Durban. It is primarily inhabited by people that were relocated during the apartheid regime. It is an Indian township whose culture is central to Durban’s identity and a direct result of Group Areas Act. Contents Group Areas Act Buffer Between White Residential Areas and African Township … Read more