Launch of Recovering Democracy in South Africa at Troyeville Hotel 18 March 2015
Raymond Suttner will be in conversation with Antony Altbeker. Supper served from 6.30 pm.
Updated information on confirmed launches of Recovering Democracy in South Africa (Jacana publishers) confirmed thus far: Continue reading
My book: Recovering democracy in South Africa will be published by Jacana Media in February. Continue reading
Arundhati Roy has attacked Gandhi on caste, saying that buildings etc should no longer be named after him etc etc. There must be debate on Gandhi and Mandela and many others, but with due regard for the complexity of their views. Just one quotation from Gandhi on 24 January 1928 illustrates this. ’I am clear in my mind that there is no room for castes in the Hindu faith…’
Possibly the closing words of Nelson Mandela’s statement from the dock as ‘accused number one’ in the Rivonia trial are amongst the most quoted in political history. Continue reading
Some of the commentary is by Uma Duphelia-Mestrie
In one of the clips Gandhi is seen with Charlie Chaplin, who admired him greatly