The granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was yesterday named chancellor of the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
Ela Gandhi, 67, will hold the largely ceremonial position until 2012. She succeeds Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille, the DUT said.
Ela Gandhi recently set up the Centre for Non-violence at the DUT, where the Satyagraha newspaper offices are also located.
Gandhi chairs the Mahatma Gandhi Salt March Committee and the Mahatma Gandhi Development Trust.
Born in Phoenix in Durban, Gandhi was an MP from 1994 to 2004. - Sapa