Guest Info

Sham Maharaj is a remarkable individual who has served diligently and selflessly in various leadership roles. He has contributed immensely to the education sector, having been the Chair of the School Governing Body (SGB) for both Greenbury Primary and Secondary Schools for two consecutive terms. 

In addition to his commitment to education, Sham has significantly impacted the welfare of children in the community. He held the esteemed position of Vice President at Phoenix Child Welfare and later became President at Child Welfare KZN. Moreover, his dedication to youth development is evident through his role as the General Secretary of the Phoenix Youth Centre, where he has played an instrumental part in empowering young people. 

Furthermore, Sham’s efforts towards promoting unity and harmony are commendable, as demonstrated by his involvement as the Convenor of the Phoenix Ubuntu Forum. Through his diverse and impactful contributions, Sham Maharaj has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on the lives of many, making him a true inspiration for all.

About the Show

Welcome to this exclusive episode of our podcast, where we dive deep into the aftermath of the recent riots that shook South Africa. Joining us in this insightful discussion are the esteemed Global Indian Ambassador, Rajesh Gopie, and the dynamic social leader, Sham Maharaj. Together, we explore the latest developments following the unsettling events in Phoenix and shed light on the treatment of Indians by the government.

The violence that erupted against ethnic minorities during the riots has raised concerns about the fairness and impartiality of the justice system. Sham Maharaj provides valuable insights into the challenges those seeking justice for the victims of these tragic events face.

Moreover, we delve into the significant role played by the Ubuntu forum during these turbulent times as it strives to foster social cohesion and unite communities. We’ll also take a closer look at the various initiatives and projects initiated by the forum and their impact so far.

Sham Maharaj enlightens us on the factors contributing to such unrest, sharing his perspective on how the misuse of information can lead to nearly 80% of the problems and riots that occur.

Despite the obstacles, the dream of social cohesion remains a possibility. Join us as we engage in this thought-provoking conversation, exploring the pursuit of justice and the hope for a harmonious future in a country determined to overcome violence against ethnic minorities.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

Introduction music: (Rajesh Gopie)

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