Biographies

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
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Jean Alkin was born on 19 May 1914 in Panevezys, Lithuania. She was the eldest of four children. Jean’s family moved to South Africa when sh... read more
Mary Burton was born on 19 January 1940 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of three children of Molly and Peter Ingouville, Burton and her fami... read more
Harriet Bolton was born in the former Transvaal, the eldest of four children – a younger brother and two sisters. Her family moved around se... read more
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Born Sonia Isaacman in 1922, she joined the Communist Party in 1942 and gave up her university studies to do full-time political work. After... read more
In 1971 Conny Braam, together with some others, broke away from the Comite Zuid-Afrika (CZA) to form the more radical Anti-Apartheidsbewegin... read more
Boxall was a music teacher and lecturer, who wanted to open up music education to all children. She saw music as essential in education, and... read more
Diana Bishop was born in Cape Town. She made her first political statement at age eleven in 1961 when South Africa became a republic. During... read more
Molly Blackburn was born in 1930.  She was the daughter of Elgar Bellhouse who was at one time the chairperson of the Progressive Party... read more

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