Indian Indentured Labourers 156th anniversary

Nov 17th, 2016 MoJo 774 Views

South African Indians reflect on their 156 year journey as the arrival of the first indians on the ‘Truro’ ship sailed towards the Durban harbour from India in 1860. 

Fleeing an already oppressed India, the enslaved Indians were shipped to South Africa on 16 November 1860 and were forced to cultivate land and grow sugar cane plantations. Today, the Indian community have progressed out of oppression and are one of the many thriving communities in South Africa.