Episode 1: Saths Cooper – A Conversation On Healing
By Dinika Naidoo
Durban-born Dr Sathasivian “Saths” Cooper is prominently known for being one of the founding members, of the black consciousness movement, and being the former Vice-chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville. Saths has also played a critical role internationally and locally as a clinical psychologist.
This episode of Reflecting on 25 Years of Democracy focusses on black consciousness as a school of thought in South Africa today. Saths speaks about how black consciousness enabled him and others to find their purpose, of achieving democracy in this lifetime.
“The quest for democracy was what urged us to be involved in the struggle particularly when all the adults before us, had given up. Thinking of equality, equity, thinking of being human and experiencing it, is what we did”