We are not Indians in the pure sense, we are African Indians

PSYCHOLOGIST and author Dr Devi Rajab says South Africans rarely know each other outside a group stereotype.  “After 21 years of democracy we still display the residuals of our apartheid socialisation. This self-negation is a grave stumbling block to our economic and social development.”

According to Rajab who was speaking at the social cohesion seminar at the Durban ICC, until South Africans can overcome the fear of another, social cohesion remains a pipe dream.

“For as long we are alive and a society there will always be this thing of differentiating one by another. The challenge for social cohesion is to get ourselves away from playing like two-year-olds, not alongside each other but together. You listen to the radio and you hear the preservation of ‘their culture’. You…

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