Biographies

Frances “MaBaard” Baard was born in 1901 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. She worked as a domestic servant and then as a teacher but became mili... read more
Sara ‘Saartjie’ Baartman was born in 1789* at the Gamtoos river in what is now known as the Eastern Cape. She belonged to the cattle-herding... read more
The son of a farm worker, Kopi Ben Baartman was born in the Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) town of Molteno on 1 March 1924. He worked o... read more
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Natvarlal Dayalji “Natoo” Babenia was born on 28 March 1924 at Coedmore Road, Bellair, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). Natoo Babenia’s po... read more
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Professor “Pro” Bacela was born in Mlungisi, Queenstown, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) on 21 September 1964. His father wa... read more
If Ali Bacher's commitment to cricket had ended after his playing days, he would have had a proud place on the sport's roll of honou... read more
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Dr. Saleem Badat is Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa.  He holds Bachelors and Honours degrees in Social Sciences fro... read more
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The biography below is from a tribute to Badela written by Prof Guy Berger, the head of the department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rh... read more

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