Amina Cachalia

Amina CachaliaAMINA CACHALIA served until recently in an executive capacity in organisations and groups that focus on the upliftment of women, the nurturing and protection of children and the rehabilitation of the disadvantaged, including the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Ububele (a psychotherapeutic rehabilitation centre in Alexandra), the African National Congress Women’s League and Operation Hunger. She has been awarded the Order of Luthuli by the South African government ‘for her lifetime contribution to the struggle for gender equality, non-racialism and a free and democratic South Africa’; the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the government of India ‘in acknowledgement of her outstanding achievement in the field of public affairs and in recognition of her valuable contribution in promoting the honour and prestige of India and in fostering the interests of overseas Indians’; and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand. Amina’s activism continued undiminished into her 80s until shortly before her death on 31 January 2013.

Books by Amina Cachalia