Satyagraha House, on Top Billing TV show on 23rd april

The Satyagraha House is proud to announce that the living museum and guesthouse will be featured on the Top Billing TV show on SABC 3 on Thursday 23rd April at 20:30 and will be repeated on Sunday 26th April at 12:00.

This house which is registered as part of Johannesburg’s historical heritage, is in the residential neighbourhood of Orchards, and was the home of Mohandas Gandhi from 1908 to 1909. The house was built in 1907 by Gandhi’s close friend, the German architect Hermann Kallenbach. The house was restored by Voyageurs du Monde and by a team comprising of a historian, a curator, an architect, two interior designers, and their respective teams, who have restored the original spirit of the house, bringing back an important page in the history of both South Africa and Mohandas Gandhi.

So catch Mohamed Elselhab (manager), Lauren Segal (curator) and Eric Itzkin (historian) showcasing the house for Freedom Day (27th April) and recognizing that it was in South Africa that Gandhi developed his philosophy of Satyagraha, a form of active yet peaceful resistance to political injustices. The success of the satyagraha in South Africa and of the independence struggle in India was a source of inspiration to peace movements. Satyagraha House marks an important passage in a liberation struggle that was later taken up in South Africa by leaders such as Nelson Mandela.

The Top Billing show is the longest running lifestyle programme in South Africa, broadcasting since 1992. Each week viewers are captivated by a combination of in-depth interviews, fashion and lifestyle, exquisite cuisine and exotic travel. www.topbilling.com

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