Biographies

Feroza Adam was born on the 16 August 1961. She was drawn into political activity in 1976 while she was a student at Lenasia’s Nirvana High... read more
This article was written by Michelle Hayman and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The ‘People’s Doctor’ ‘He strug... read more
Joseph Alfers was born in 1949 in Umbumbulu, where his father was the Assistant Native Commissioner. He attended school and university in Pi... read more
Zainab Asvat, daughter of EI Asvat, came under the tutelage of her father as a young girl. She accompanied him to political meetings and bec... read more
Paul Alb erts, one of South Africa’s leading social documentary photographers, was born in 1946 in Pretoria.  He spent his youth i... read more
Andersen came to SA when his mariner father settled at Saldahna Bay in 1911. In 1914 his family went to Durban, and he studied engineering.... read more
Kader Asmal was born on 8 October 1934, in the small rural town of Stanger, KwaZulu Natal (then Natal). Young Asmal was raised in a vibrant,... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Rowley Israel Arenstein was born in 1919. Arenstein was a prominent Durban attorney and a leader of the Congress of Democrats (COD). He... read more
Benny Alexander, the third child of Estelle and Johann Alexander, a labourer, was born on 4 March 1955 in Kimberley, where he also grew up.... read more
Born in 1933, in India he came to South Africa with his family in 1935. Adams joined South African Indian Congress (SAIC) and the South Afri... read more
As a young person, Arenstein joined the left wing Book Club in Durban where, among other authors, Marx and Lenin were read and discussed. At... read more

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