Biographies

Johannes Jacobus Degenaar was born on 7 March 1926 in Ladysmith. As a young man he was sent to the Cape to study at the University of Stelle... read more
Reverend Doke Became acquainted with Gandhi during the plague outbreak in Johannesburg. He was the Minister of the Johannesburg Baptist Chur... read more
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
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

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