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One hundred years have passed since Mahatma Gandhi left South African shores to return to his home in India; the lessons he left have not been forgotten, and continue to inspire South Africans as the country builds a cohesive and inclusive national identity.
The first episode of Play Your Part's television series features struggle leader Sibongile Mkhabela and her daughter Ntsako as they reflect on their roles in building South Africa's future.
Sitting astride a ridge on the northern edge of Joburg's inner city, Constitution Hill is a symbol of how far South Africa has come. Once a notorious prison filled with anti-apartheid activists, it is now the seat of the highest court in the land, where freedom, democracy and justice are defended.
Sixty-five years ago today Mahatma Gandhi, one of the 20th century's great spiritual leaders, was assassinated in India, at the age of 78. Gandhi lived in South Africa for 21 years and it was here that his passive resistance philosophy was born.
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