Biographies

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
Molvi Ismail Ahmed Cachalia was born in the then Transvaal province of South Africa on 5 December 1908. At the time Cachalia’s father,... read more
Azhar Cachalia was born in Scotland in 1956. He attended school there and then later in Benoni, Gauteng province, South Africa. He matricula... read more
Born in 1915 and restricted to Johannesburg by the apartheid government. A leading figure in the South African Indian Congress in the 1940s... read more
Yusuf Cachalia was born in Johannesburg on 15 January 1915. A leading figure in the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) in the 1940s and 19... read more
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Professor Firoz Cachalia holds a BA degree, a BA (Hons) degree, an LLB and a Higher Diploma in Company Law from Witwatersrand University. Ca... read more
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AM Cachalia joined the Satyagraha struggle in the Transvaal. He was an extremely wealthy man and was used to a life of luxury and comfort, y... read more
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Fort Calata was born on 3 November 1956. Fort’s grandfather, the Reverend Canon James Arthur Calata, was the Secretary General of the... read more
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James Arthur Calata was born into a poor farming family at Debe Nek near King Williamstown. His father James Calata was a Presbyterian and h... read more

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