The Voices of Resistance Project captures the voices of activists involved in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Transcripts, audio and video clips of the interviews would be made available on this site as soon as is possible.

The project is of vital importance in that it affords the Indian community to give expression to their active role in the struggle thereby sharing in the rich and diversified history of which it is a part. The study would, it is hoped, fill many gaps in recorded history and focus on the role of a small yet vibrant community. The recordings tell the stories of many unsung heroes and their efforts during the struggle and hence the need for it to become part of recorded history.

The voices are first hand recordings of people who shared similar platforms of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and many other freedom fighters and in the process highlights the ongoing Indo-African Unity that was triggered by the Dadoo-Xuma-Naicker Pact and the Alliances forged during the period of Defiance and after.

Many prominent people have been interviewed thus far amongst them being Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi), Billy Nair (Natal Indian Congress), George Sewpersadh (Natal Indian Congress), Mewa Ramgobin, Sunny Venketrathnam, Navaneetham Pillay - to mention just a few. Those interviewed include political exiles, community leaders, lawyers, doctors, artists, academics and even the lay person.

It is hoped that the listener would have a rich and rewarding experience.

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Judge Navantheetham Pillay. interviewed by Vino Reddy

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Vish Suparsad, interviewed by M Ntsodi 17/10/ 2002

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Ela Gandhi interviewed by Vino Reddy (18/05/2002)

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Neela and Leo Naidu, Parents of Lenny Naidu interviewed by Vino Reddy (31 May 2002)

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Vanitha Chetty (Dr Goonam) interviewed by Rajes Pillay (13 June 2002)

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Billy Nair interviewed by D Shongwe (12 July 2002)

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George Sewpersad interviewed by Mwelela Cele (11 August 2002)

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