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Phoenix Settlement – the cradle of Gandhian ideas. 151st anniversary of Gandhi’s birth.

October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SAST

Phoenix Settlement – Recognition as National Heritage Site

October 2nd 2020 marks the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.   In 2019 we reflected on the significance of  Gandhiji’s ideas at an International conference.  This year Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult to organise a conference but we are able to gather a diverse audience and a panel with prominent speakers.  Significantly on this 151st birth anniversary we celebrate the declaration of Gandhiji’s first ashram the Phoenix Settlement, as a National Heritage Site,  by the South Africa Heritage Resources Agency(SAHARA).

TOPIC: Phoenix Settlement – Recognition as National Heritage Site
DATE: Friday, 2 October 2020
TIME: 18h00 – 20h00


Hon. Premier Mr. Sihle Zikalala:  Importance of the Declaration
Hon. Minister Dr. Zweli Mkize:  Historic Significance of the Settlement
Hon. High Commissioner of India Shri Jaideep Sarkar: The Link between India and South Africa
Ms. Hedva Ser: A message from UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy
Mr. Nhlanhla Ngidi: Trustee of the Phoenix Settlement Trust
Dr. Lemuel Berry: The Torchbearer and Initiator of the Campaign
Dr. Joanne Sadler: global representative for the National Association of African American Studies
Prof. Uma Mesthrie:  Historic background to the Phoenix Settlement
Ms. Ela Gandhi: Final Remarks


Dr. Vasu Gounden, Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD

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October 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SAST
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Phoenix Settlement Trust
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