Biographies

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
William Stewart (Bill) Ainslie was born on 10 April 1934 in Bedford (Eastern Cape). Studied at the university of Natal, Pietermartizburg (BA... read more
Albert Adams was born At the Crown Gold Mine near Johannesburg on 23 June 1929. Adams was a child of Indian and Cape Coloured parents. His f... read more
Ben Wa Mokoena Arnold was born on 19 July 1942 in Johannesburg. Arnold attended school in Albertville, Newclare and Coronationville. In 1957... 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
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
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
Alexander was born in America and lived there until the age of 19, when she came to South Africa. She became friends with Gandhi whom she me... read more

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