Biographies

Diane Case was born in Woodstock, Cape Town in 1955, the daughter of an Indian father and mixed race mother of slave ancestry. The family la... read more
Gertrude Hope (nee Posthumus) Cooper, the second-youngest of eight children was born in King Williamstown but grew up Worcester where her fa... read more
Johanna was born in Licthtenburg on 27 February 1912 to an Afrikaner family where she grew up. Their family was very nationalistic, with bot... read more
Martha Helena Cillié was born on 22 April 1866 in Wellington(SA). She was the daughter of Charl Daniel Cillié and his wife, Martha Helena Ma... read more
Hestrie Cloete (née Storbeck) was born in 1978 in Germiston, Transvaal (now Gauteng). She grew up in the small town of Coligny, Western Tran... read more
Margaret Roach Campbell (Killie Campbell) was born at Mount Edgecombe on 9 September 1881, the second of four children of the Natal senator... read more
Sarah Rubin, later Carneson, was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) in 1916. Her parents were both immigrants; her father, Zelic... read more
Cheryl Carolus was born on 20 April 1959 in Cape Flats, Cape Town to a working class family. Her father was employed as a printer’s assistan... read more
Amina Cachalia (née Asvat) was born on 28 June 1930, Vereeniging, Transvaal (now Gauteng) to Ebrahim Ismail Asvat and Fatima Asvat. She was... read more
Jeanette Eva Schoon (née Curtis) was born in 1949 in Cape Town. In 1972, Curtis served as the Vice-President of the National Union of South... read more
Nico Carstens was a popular South African composer of accordion music. He got his first accordion at the age of 13 and won an adult music co... read more
Basil Coetzee ( ‘Ou B’ or 'Manenberg' as he was affectionately known) was born in District Six, Cape Town, on 2 February 1944. He grew up in... read more

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