Biographies

Breytenbach was an opponent of the apartheid regime, whose work represented a milestone in the development of Afrikaans poetry, formally and... read more
Dennis Brutus was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) in 1924.  His parents moved to Port Elizabeth where he grew up. He... read more
Actress Yvonne Bryceland, née Heilbuth, was born in Cape Town on 18 November 1925. She worked as a newspaper librarian before her theatre de... read more
Brian Bunting son of Sidney and Rebecca Bunting was born in 1920, in  the buntings Regent St home in Johannesburg. He matriculated at a... read more
James Richard Abe Bailey was born in London on 23 October 1919. Bailey was the son of Randlord Sir Abe Bailey and Lady Mary Bailey. He grew... read more
SA Painter John Thomas Baines was born on 27 November 1820 in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (often reffered to as Thomas Baines). His father... read more
Several dutch publishers have featured prominently in the South African book industry. They include JJ van Schaik, Gerrit Bakker, Cornells S... read more
Vincent Baloyi was born on 4 February 1954 in Newclare, Johannesburg. Baloyi first attended school in Soweto where his family moved in 1961.... read more
Walter Battiss was born in Somerset East to an English Methodist family in 1906, and became one of South Africa’s first and most important a... read more
Born in Lancashire in 1934 Ian Berry moved to South Africa in 1952. Roger Madden, a South African photographer who had worked as an assistan... read more
Willie Bester was born in Montagu, Western Cape, 1956.  Bester’s mixed media works have frequently included passages of painting that h... read more
Gerard Bhengu was born on 6 September 1910 in Outstation of Mariannhill Mission Station, Centecow, Bulwer district, Southern Natal. Bhengu r... read more

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