Biographies

Kasturba Kapadia was born on April 11 1869 in Porbandar, in present day Gujarat. She was the daughter of Gokuldas Makanji Kapadia, a wealthy... read more
Sushila Mashruwallah was born in India and grew up in Akola. She was the daughter of a rich, land-owning family who gave much support and mo... read more
Manilal Gandhi was born in Rajkot, India on 28 October 1892, the second son of Kasturba and Mohandas Gandhi. He had three brothers, wit... read more
A founding member of the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM) and an active figure in the All African Convention and the Anti-CAD (anti-Colour... read more
Jonas Mosa  Gwangwa  was born in 1941 in Orlando East, Soweto. The young Gwanga was one of many musicians mentored by Alto Saxopho... read more
  He was born at Langkloof, Bergville District. As a boy he modelled cattle in clay. He attended the Langkloof Higher Primary School fr... read more
Sipho Gumede was born in Cato Manor, a then mainly Indian area in Durban. From a young age he showed interest in music, playing on a homemad... read more
He was born and died at Ndwedwe, Natal. He attended school in the Ndwedwe district, excelling at craftwork. He went to Amanzimtoti Training... read more
Charles Sidney Groves Arca was born in Leicester, England, 1878. Stained glass was integral to the teaching in early twentieth-centur Britis... read more
He was born in 1913 in Tweedie, KZN. He was a painter and graphic artist of landscapes, portraits and still life. He worked in oil, watercol... read more
Mpumelelo Grootboom, controversial and liberal playwright was born in Meadowlands, Soweto in 1975, were he was raised by his grandparents. H... read more
William Wellington Gqoba was born in Gaba, near Alice, Eastern Cape in August 1840. He was the son of Gqoba of the Cirha clan, who was in tu... read more

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