Upcoming Events

Book Launch held at the
UKZN Special Collections Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre

Date: Thursday, 10th November 2022

Time: 11h00 – 12h00

Venue: Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre B Block, IKS Multi-purpose room, Westville Campus, UKZN

RSVP : by Wednesday, 9th November

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Date: 7 May 2022

Time: 14h30

Venue: UKZN Special Collections Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre

Please RSVP – Thiru Munsamy – or Yatin Singh –

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To all Stakeholders

The University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre cordially invites you to the 2021 DR PHYLLIS NAIDOO MEMORIAL LECTURE.

TOPIC: Unemployment, Poverty and Social Unrest during COVID-19


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr Lukhona Mnguni, PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

FACILITATOR: Mr Joe Mhlanga, Founder and Editor of Behind the News Network and Geopolitical Analyst


Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Time: 17h00 – 18h30

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View the live YouTube stream here on the day:

Enquiries Only: Pamela Adams –

Thiru Munsamy –

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75th Anniversary Commemoration of 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign

Sunday: 13 June 2021

Time: 12h00

Venue: Depot Road Memorial Primary School in Chatsworth

The Sites of Struggle Collective will mark the 75th anniversary of the 1946 passive resistance against racial segregation. The campaign was spearheaded by the Natal and Transvaal Indian Congresses under the leadership of Doctors Monty Naicker and Yusuf Dadoo. It drew international attention to the Ghetto Act which confined people according to race in separate residential areas. Collective spokesperson Zandile Qono whose family was a key part of the campaign pointed out that the current generation needed to honour the history of the struggle for a non-racial society.  “Our activism must serve as memory against forgetting that people lost their lives,  went to prison, were thrown out of their homes and had their lives destroyed by a racist government,” said Qono. The organisers will mount a photo exhibition of historic images and call on the descendants of the resistors to light a candle as a flame of hope to strengthen our democracy and non-racialism.

Workers Day Book Launch

Author: Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Book: Land Matters: South Africa’s Failed Land Reforms and the Road Ahead Book Launch

Hosted by the Durban Book Fair with  Association with:

  1. The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Special Collections, Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre
  2. South African Planning Institute- KZN Region (SAPI) & Women in Planning South Africa (WIPSA)
  3. The Mazisi Kunene Foundation

Date : 01 May 2021

Time: 14h00

Venue: KZN Football Academy, Jacko Jackson Drive



TOPIC:  The Struggle for Justice is a Marathon and not a Sprint

Facilitator:  Mr Lukhona Mnguni –School of Social Sciences, UKZN

Keynote Speaker : Dr Kumi Naidoo-Human Rights and Environmental Justice Activist

After serving as Secretary General of Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation, based in Washington USA, Kumi joined Greenpeace International as an Executive Director where his role inspired activists around the globe. Having been headhunted by Amnesty International to serve as its Secretary General, he raised awareness of the plight of the victims of war and famine in war torn areas like Syria and Sudan.

Kumi is currently Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, Global Ambassador: Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, Visiting Fellow: Oxford University and Honorary Fellow: Magdalen College. Dr Naidoo is the recipient of 5  Honorary Doctorates.

Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Time: 17h00 -18h30

Please click on the attached invitation to RSVP .

Enquiries only:   Pamela Adams  –

Thiru Munsamy    –