Biographies

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Allison George Champion was born on 4 December 1893 at Sans Souci School near the mouth of the Tugela River in Natal. His father had been ad... read more
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J. M. Coetzee was born to German and English parents in Cape Town on 9 February 1940. Coetzee spent his childhood in there, as well as in Wo... read more
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Neville Wilson Curtis was born on 16 October 1947, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). His father, John (Jack) Curtis left Australia in 1... read more
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Michael Coetzee was born in 1959 and grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape. His parents were both teachers. In 1978, he enrolled for a B.Sc... read more
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In 1849, Cape Town lived up to its reputation for giving visiting vessels a rousing reception. But this was a reception with a difference; i... read more
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Sheila Cussons was born at the Moravia Missionary Station near Piketberg, Western Cape.  She matriculated at Hoër Meisieskool, Pre... read more
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At the age of 17, Renfrew Leslie Christie found himself in the South African Army. He was on guard at Lenz ammunition dump (east of Johannes... read more
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Audrey Coleman was born in 1933. When she was twenty years old she married businessman Max Coleman. They had four sons, and became active me... read more
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John (Jack) Curtis was born on 31 August 1912 in Geelong, Australia, the third of nine children. He left school at 14 to start work and help... read more
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Imam Achmad Cassiem was born and grew up in an Islamic environment. He became politicised in the 1960s when the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC... 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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John L Collins was born on the 23 March 1905 in Hawkhurst in Kent, England. He was the youngest child on the four children born to Arthur Co... read more

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