In today’s episode, Rajan stays in South Africa to continue the conversation about the ongoing riots and violence taking place as well as the apparent “race war” against people of Indian origin.
In conversation with Neelofar Sayed, a national radio presenter and reporter, the discussion takes a turn and raises many questions for Indian South Africans on their identity and whether the country can remain their home.
Durban, which is home to over a million Indians and Indian origin South Africans, is witnessing a surge in the attacks on establishments owned by them and social media platforms are being used to incite further violence, including rape and massacre.
We can’t be sure if the line was tapped, but the pre-edited recording contained various interferences and muffled voices. The description of violence and some stories that are recalled in this podcast may be upsetting to some listeners.
To build a better future, we need a better today. Let’s keep South Africa in our minds and raise awareness about what is happening on the ground. Please get in touch if you think there is something you can do with our help. Instagram @rajannazran
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.
Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Neelofar Sayed
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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