Biographies

Frene Ginwala was born on April 25, 1932 in Johannesburg in what was then the Province of the Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Her politics... read more
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
Bertha Gxowa was born on the 28 November 1934, in Germiston Location where she spent her early childhood. She went to school at the Thokoza... read more
Zainunnisa “Cissie” Gool was born in Cape Town in 1897. Her father was the prominent politician, Dr Abdullah Abdurahman, leader of the Afric... 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
Ela Gandhi was born in 1940 in Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district, KwaZulu Natal. Indians, Coloured, Whites and Africans lived h... read more
Madi Gray was born in Cape Town, where she grew up, attended school and went to university.  Her parents were immigrants from Germany,... read more
Gunn enrolled for a degree in social work in 1977 and after completion proceeded to study for her Honors degree. While studying for her Hono... read more
Ruth Gosschalk was born on 27 July 1929 in Muizenburg, Cape Town. She was one of four children. Her parents were immigrants from Eastern Eur... read more
Margaret Gazo was born on 1 January 1918.  She was one of the organisers of the Women's March to the Union Buildings. The women were pr... read more
‘Cecil Galeta’ was born on 7 June 1941 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.  However, he was more commonly known as Cecil Barnard; B... read more
Gert Johannes “Jakes” Gerwel was born 18 January 1946 in the town of Kommadagga in the district of Somerset East, Eastern Province (now East... read more

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