October 2 1869 — January 30 1948
On August 16, 1908, 3 000 Muslims, Hindus and Christians led by Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu, gathered outside the Hamidia Mosque and burned their passes, documents all people classified "non-white" by the government were forced to carry or face imprisonment. The huge bonfire, lit in a cauldron, marked the first burning of passes in South Africa and the beginning of Gandhi’s satyagraha, or passive resistance, campaign.
- » ARTIST: Usha Seejarim
- » ADDRESS: Hamidia Mosque, Jennings Street, Fordsburg, Johannesburg