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[[File:David Webster RIP.jpg|thumb|David Webster Memorial at his former residence]]
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[[File:Satyagraha House 4.jpg|thumb|Fondly known as: "The Kraal"]]
[[File:David Webster unveil plaque.png|thumb|Plaque being unveiled on his house]]
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[[File:Satyagraha-House-1.jpg|thumb|Joburgpedia plaque next to CoJ Blue plaque]]
The house was purchased in 1986 by Maggie Friedman, who moved into the house together with her partner David Webster in August of that year. On 1st May 1989, David Webster was gunned down in front of the house at 13 Eleanor Street by a shotgun fired from a passing car. He died on the pavement. The assassin was later revealed to be Ferdi Barnard of the apartheid regime’s Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB).
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Satyagraha House, commonly known as Gandhi House, is a museum and guest house located in Johannesburg. The house belonged to Mahatma Gandhi: he lived and worked there between 1908 and 1909. It is registered as part of Johannesburg's historical heritage. Satyagraha means insistence on truth. The house was designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach for Gandhi and himself.
  
 
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*'''JP Tile No.:''' 2
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*'''JP Tile No.:''' 1
*'''Building Age: ''' circa 1904
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*'''Building Age: ''' 1908
*'''Name of site:''' David Webster House  
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*'''Current Usage:''' Museum & Guest House
*'''Stand no:''' Erf No.: 594 Troyeville
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*'''Heritage Status:''' CoJ Heritage site
*'''Street address:''' 13 Eleanor Street, Troyeville
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*'''District/Province/Region:''' Johannesburg / Gauteng
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*'''Ownership:'''
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**'''Previous Owner:''' Maggie Friedman
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**'''Present Owners:''' Veerle Dieltiens & Moloi
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*'''Site Type:''' Residential house
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*'''State of Conservation:''' The property is well-maintained and preserved.
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This tile has received the most number of scans since installation, compared to other plaques.  
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In 1999, ten years after the death of David Webster, Maggie Friedman and a group of David’s friends, put up a commemorative mosaic on the garden wall on the street side. The inscription reads:
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DAVID WEBSTER 19 DEC. 1945 – 1 MAY 1989
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ASSASSINATED HERE FOR HIS FIGHT AGAINST APARTHEID
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LIVED FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP
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You can read a more detailed article on Wikipedia in any of the following languages.
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The house is of political and historical significance because of its association with David Webster and because it marks the place of his assassination. His death came at a watershed time for the apartheid government.  His activism, and the international outrage that followed the event, no doubt contributed in some measure to the subsequent political changes in the country.
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During the 1980s the house was often a meeting place of activists as well as a ‘safe house’ for people who were trying to avoid the attention of the security police.
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Revision as of 18:11, 18 January 2014

Satyagraha House
Fondly known as: "The Kraal"
Joburgpedia plaque next to CoJ Blue plaque

Satyagraha House, commonly known as Gandhi House, is a museum and guest house located in Johannesburg. The house belonged to Mahatma Gandhi: he lived and worked there between 1908 and 1909. It is registered as part of Johannesburg's historical heritage. Satyagraha means insistence on truth. The house was designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach for Gandhi and himself.

Quick Facts
  • JP Tile No.: 1
  • Building Age: 1908
  • Current Usage: Museum & Guest House
  • Heritage Status: CoJ Heritage site


This tile has received the most number of scans since installation, compared to other plaques.

You can read a more detailed article on Wikipedia in any of the following languages.

Afrikaans


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