Biographies

Penelope Jane Dunlop (P.J. Powers) was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 16 July 1960. She chose PJ Powers as her stage name using her i... 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
Bettie Du Toit was born on a farm in the former Transvaal Province. She was orphaned at three when her father died. Her mother had passed aw... read more
Sheena Duncan was born in Johannesburg in 1932 and was the eldest of the five children in her family. She was educated at the Roedean School... read more
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was born on 27 January 1949. She received her secondary education at Amanzimtoti Training College until 1967 and bega... 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
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
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
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
Evelina de Bruin was born on 25 December 1933, and shegrew up in the small town of Postmasburg, Northern Cape. In the early days of her life... read more
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