Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, presently in South Africa on a lecture tour, presented a book titled “The Aga Khan and Africa” to Judge Jody Kollapen, recently appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Dr Kollapen remarked ” the book has a personal significance for me as I attended the Aga Khan Nursery school that emerged from that historic visit. Both Dr Keshavjee and I are products of the same schools but at different times”.
While in South Africa, Dr Keshavjee will be meeting some of the leading judges of the High court in Johannesburg and Durban trained in mediation in 2021 with the help of the TKN [Time and Knowledge Nazrana]. In Cape Town, Dr Keshavjee will be meeting Justice Albie Sachs one of the architects of the South African Constitution and a former and founding member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Based on the same spot where Mahatma Gandhi was incarcerated in the first decade of the 20th century, the Constitutional Court embodies in its art work some of the symbols of the apartheid period including the original bricks of the cells of the prison.
Dr Keshavjee, member of the Steering Committee of the BUA [British Ugandan Asians] at 50 will be addressing leading members of the Natal civil society on Sunday 17th October at a function in Durban to be attended by Ms Ella Gandhi, granddaughter of the Mahatma, who runs the Phoenix Farm settlement where Gandhi established his own newspaper “the Indian Opinion” in the early 1900s.