Biographies

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
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
Zola Budd was born on 26 May 1966 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Budd burst into national prominence in 1983. In 1984 she gained... read more
Carel Boshoff was born on 9 November 1927, a second child from the second marriage of his father. He spent his early life on a cattle farm i... read more
Joseph Booth was born in 1851 in Derby, England. A unique figure in the missionary history of central and southern Africa, Booth was one of... read more
The life of Maggie Bopalamo tracks the history of the Rustenburg area in a remarkable fashion. From humble beginnings, she climbed... read more
Richard Bourke was born on 4 May 1777 in Dublin, Ireland. During his army career he was promoted to Major-General and proved himself as an e... read more
Sydney Brenner was born in Germiston, close to Johannesburg, to Jewish parents on 13 January 1927. His father was a shoe repairman who had m... read more
Born in Uniondale in the Cape, Blaaiberg spent his youth in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. He studied dentistry in London after spending a ye... read more
Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein was born on 3 March 1920 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) of European Jewish immigrants. He was the... read more
Peter Brown was born in Durban on 24 December 1924 to a wealthy family. While the Peter was seven, his father was killed during a polo game.... read more
Born in 1920 Barsel worked as a clerk. During the 30s he was assaulted when taking part in demonstrations against the Blackshirt Movement. H... read more

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