Biographies

Oscar Dhlomo was born on 28 December 1943 at Putellos, Umbumbulu, about 30 kilometers south east of Durban, the fifth of the 11 children of... read more
  Christiaan de Wet was born at Leeuwkop near Smithfield, Orange Free State, on 7 October 1854. He received little formal education, sp... read more
Zac de Beer was born on 11 October 1928. He was the second of four children of Jean Isobel and Zacharias Johannes de Beer, a medical doctor.... read more
The history of Queen Njinga (or Nzinga) of Ndongo/Matamba is contested. Portuguese colonial historians and missionaries would emphasise her... read more
Lulu Dube was born in Inanda in 1931. She was the third child born to John Langalibalele Dube and Angeline (neè Khumalo) Dube and their last... read more
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
Nokutela Dube was the first wife of Reverend John Langalibalele Dube, the first President General of the South African Native National Congr... 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

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