Politics & Society

1946 Passive Resistance Campaign Introduction Discriminatory laws directed at the Indian community Discriminatory practices against... read more
From bondage to freedom - The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian workers in South Africa  The feature on Indian South Africans... read more
Indian South Africans - Timeline: 1900-1909 1900 The East London Mayor's Minute for 1899-1900 states that 1,000 refugees from war in the... read more
Indian South African Timeline: 1910 - 1919 1910 Public Servants Superannuating Act and Teachers Pensions Act. Discrimination against... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1920-1929 1920 February, The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, headed by Sir Johannes Lange, is appointed to... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1930-1939 1930 The Durban Municipality was a major employer of Indian labour, employing an average of 2 000... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1940-1949 1940 January, A meeting is held between the Nationalist Bloc, Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC)... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1950-1959 1950 A.K.M. Docrat, a popular activist, was named under the Suppression of Communism Act. He was... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1960-1969 1960 19 February, Dr Monty Naicker called for strength in resistance, citing the example of... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1970-1979 1970 HA Naidoo passes away while still in exile. 17 February, African Peoples Democratic Union of... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1980-1989 1980 Kay Moonsamy was sent to India to replace Mosie Moolla, as the African National Congress (... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 1980-1989 1990 23 July, Billy Nair was detained following police allegations of an uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)... read more
Indian South Africans Timeline: 2000 2008 16 November, Billy Nair is given a given a state funeral in Durban, a testament to the esteem he... read more
Contents Introduction The concept of segregation Discriminatory legislation up to 1924 Political Legislation Economic Legislation... read more
By the time Harriet became General Secretary for the GWIU, Indian women started to enter the industry in significant numbers from 1960... read more

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