2006• Human Rights
Professor Meer is, among others, the Director of the Institute for Black Research at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Honorary Research Fellow in the Sociology Department and Editor at Madiba Publishers, which promotes research and writing on the experiences of previously disenfranchised South Africans.
is the recipient of a number of awards and honorary degrees nationally
and internationally. She received the 'Woman who has Manifest Excellence
in her Community and Country Award' from the Islamic Unity Convention
Women's Forum, Cape Town, June 1998. In 1999 she was elected as one of
the 'Top 100
Meer has also been the
contribution to promoting the honour and prestige of India and in fostering the interests of overseas Indians. She was the only South African to receive the award in 2003 and the only woman awardee worldwide in that year.
She had been banned
repeatedly for one period of two years and two periods
She was one of the first women to be banned in 1956 and her banning was renewed in 1976 for five years and repeated for a further 5 years in 1981. She was imprisoned in solitary confinement in 1976 and has survived two assassination attempts.
She has authored
over twenty-five books and was editor-in-chief of eighteen