Biographies

Ayesha Bibi "Asa" Dawood was born in Worcester, Cape Province on the 31 January, 1927 to an Indian Merchant and a Malay woman. As a young gi... read more
Davies was born on Robben Island in 1909, where her father was a doctor. In 1935 she started work at the Cape Archives Depot and in 1944 she... read more
John Langalibalele Dube was born at Inanda Mission station of the American Zulu Mission (AZM) in Natal on 22 February 1871 to James and Eliz... read more
Born in Rotterdam in 1853, De Waal was the son of a banker who received a commercial education in Brussels and studied law. He travelled to... read more
Jacqueline Daane was born on 17 December 1937. A White South African, her first encounter with police came in 1956 when she adopted a mute B... read more
Barend de Wet was born in Boksburg in 1956, and towards his untimely death had long become an emblematic figure of the artist, the possibili... read more
Lulu Dube was born in Inanda in 1931. She was the third child born to John Langalibalele Dube and Angeline Dube (neè Khumalo) and their last... read more
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Anna De Koningh was the daughter of Angela van Bengale. She arrived with Angela from Batavia, but who her father was is unknown. Like her mo... read more
Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal was the son of the Jariam Singh, a former President of the Transvaal Indian Association. He received his early educa... read more
Barney “Rissik” Desai was born on 10 April 1932 in Durban. He grew up as an Indian but was "reclassified" Coloured in 1957. Desa... read more
When her husband, Suliman Mohammed Desai, a Transvaal Indian Congress activist died in 1969, Amina Desai took over the running of... read more

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