Professor Chris Barnard led the team which performed the first human-to-human heart transplantation operation at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cap... read more
Woodstock in 1923, Bardien had little formal schooling. He ran away from home at 16 to join the Cape Coloured Corps and was conscripted to f... read more
Omar Badsha was born in Durban in 1945 and grew up in a Gujarati Muslim family.  His grandparents emigrated to South Africa from India... read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Bernstein relocated to South Africa in 1932 where... read more
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on 27 August 1928 into the Zulu royal family. His mother was the daughter of King Dinizulu, and granddau... read more
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
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
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
Di Bishop was born in Cape Town. She made her first political statement at age eleven in 1961 when South Africa became a republic. During th... read more
During the 1960s, at the height of the forced removals with the introduction of the Native Law Amendment Act, there was great panic and conf... read more