City of Cape Town to push ahead with Gandhi statue proposal, despite majority of public comments being negative

2019-09-26 15:31

A proposal to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Cape Town has been opposed in 55% of the 66 public comments received, but the City of Cape Town is still hoping to go ahead with the plan.

Malawi court halts 'racist' Gandhi statue plan

2018-10-31 21:00

Campaigners in Malawi have won an injunction to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.

India's 'father' Gandhi: 10 key dates

2018-01-30 12:22

Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 70 years ago on January 30, 1948. Here are 10 key dates in his life:

Ghana govt wants to relocate 'racist' Gandhi statue

2016-10-06 11:49

Ghana's government says it wants to relocate a statue of Mahatma Gandhi off a university campus after professors launched a petition claiming he was racist.

Crowds endure heat to walk for Gandhi

2015-10-05 12:12

Over 800 Gandhi followers and Pietermaritzburg residents endured the blistering heat in a walk from Freedom Square to the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

Statues are not about black, white - PE resident

2015-04-13 15:47

The man alleged to have damaged the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Gandhi Square, Johannesburg, has been released on bail.

Gandhi's 'great march' commemorated

2013-12-02 13:49

Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter says she was “overwhelmed” with the efforts almost 2 000 people made to commemorate the centenary of the icon’s “great march” over the weekend.


Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

2018-12-13 12:34

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.

Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

2018-10-14 07:31

Over 3 000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had done nothing for the southern African country.

Gandhi nonviolence a tough sell in Trump era, says grandson

2018-01-30 11:04

Seventy years ago, a 12-year-old boy seething with resentment over his treatment in apartheid South Africa was sent to his grandfather in rural India on an anger management course.

Ghana: Call to remove Gandhi statue over 'racist views'

2016-09-22 15:53

A group of Ghanaian academics, students and artists is calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus, saying the leader of India's independence movement was racist towards black people.

Gandhi’s teaching of one human family still relevant

2015-06-08 09:59

Descendents of Mahatma Gandhi have visited the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station to mark the 122nd anniversary of when Gandhi was evicted from a train in Pietermaritzburg in 1893.

Racism is not a sickness nor is it a mental disorder

2015-02-16 11:36

Dear racist. I’ve let you have this false sense of superiority for far too long.

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