The Importance of Language

This Wednesday marks the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on the 30th January 1948. Gandhi, who lived in Durban for many years, believed that¬†in order to be truly liberated, a person must recognise the significance and importance of their own language and culture. In line with this thinking this Wednesday¬†the … Read more

Indaba Fever

This Saturday sees the start of Indaba, one of the top tourism marketing events on the global calender. To coincide with Indaba we thought that we’d suggest a few alternative tourism destinations that you could visit as either a local or holiday-maker to eThekwini: The Vic Street Market offers a great lesson in negotiating skills … Read more

Salt March 2014

Last Sunday marked the 84th anniversary of the Salt March, or the Salt Satyagraha, that took place in India in 1930 as a non-violent protest against the tax levied by the British on the production of salt in India. The march was led by Mahatma Gandhi, who was arrested just two months after the march … Read more

Liberation Heritage Route: Gandhi Settlement

The Liberation Heritage Route is an ongoing project managed by the National Heritage Council, a statutory body responsible for the preservation of South Africa’s heritage through, amongst other things, raising public awareness and education. The Gandhi Settlement in Phoenix has recently been added to the Liberation Heritage Route. Gandhi established the settlement in the early … Read more