Biographies

Denise Darvall achieved renown when on 3 December 1967, she became the donor in the world’s first successful human heart transplant, p... read more
Associated with the trade union movement from the early 1930s, he was known as a Trotskyist in his political leanings. In the 1940s he was a... read more
A controversial White champion of African rights, Patrick Duncan played a conspicuous role in opposition politics for over a decade, attract... read more
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Early Years and Politicisation Mohamed Ismail (‘Issy’) Dinat was born on 14 October 1937 in Krugersdorp. As a child, Dinat wou... read more
  Ramnie Naidoo, the daughter of Ama and Narainsamy Thambi Naidoo, worked in the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress since her childhood. A... read more
Luis Inácio Lula da Silva was born on 27 October 1945 in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. He was the 35th President of Brazil. President L... read more
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Sidumo “Sdumo” Dlamini was born in a rural village of Nsthingila Hlatsikhulu in Swaziland on 2 March 1966.  He moved to Sou... read more
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Nelson Diale was born on 1 January 1936 at Ga-Masemola in Limpopo where he spent most of his childhood years. He attended school in Sekobetl... read more
Mary Elizabeth Davis was born in Portobello County, Edinburgh, Scotland on 26 December 1858. She was a business person and supporter of wome... read more

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