The free Indians came to South Africa mainly as traders alert to new opportunities abroad. Between November 1860 and 1911 (when the system of indentured labour was stopped) nearly 152 184 indentured labourers from across India arrived in Natal.
Are there alot of Indians in South Africa?
Today, South Africa is home to the largest population of people of Indian descent (1.3 million as of 2015) on the continent.
What role did Indians play in South Africa?
Though under apartheid they were considered as second to whites in the racial hierarchy, Indians had consciously chosen to support blacks and coloureds and had played a critical role in the struggle for a non-racial society.
What is the Indian culture famous for in South Africa?
South African Indians are known for their flavourful cuisine, such as spicy curries, chutneys, pastries and other savoury foods. They are also known for their beautiful traditional clothing, worn on special occasions such as weddings, religious days and social gatherings.
Are Indians allowed to visit South Africa?
No, Indians cannot enter South Africa without a visa, even for short stays. Indian citizens need to apply for a visa before travelling to South Africa, there is no visa on arrival service. Currently, South Africa visa applications must be made through the Embassy.
Does Indian need visa for South Africa?
All Indian Citizens require a visa to travel to South Africa, whether for business or tourism.