Biographies

Helen Beatrice May Fennell was born in Easebourne, United Kingdom, in 1905. She grew up in London, with her parents and brother, Frank. She... read more
Ingrid Jonker was born on 19 September 1933 on a farm in the rural area of Douglas, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape. After her parents’... read more
Zubeida Jaffer is a journalist who was active in the South African anti-apartheid and the trade union movements. She obtained a bachelor's d... read more
Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu (D. D. T) Jabavu was born in the Cape Colony in 1885. He was the eldest son of John Tengo Jabavu, a politician tur... read more
Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu was born in 1919 in the Eastern Cape into a literary family. From the age of thirteen, she was schooled in Engl... read more
Legendary Cape Town jazz musician, Robert Edward Jansen was born on 5 August 1949.  The Cape Doctor, as he was popularly known, was one... read more
Fanie Jason was born on the 15 May 1953, Heathfield, Cape Town. Under the South African Group Areas Act, Jason's family was forced to move t... read more
Wokpo was born on 26 July 1939 in Middelburg, Cape Town. He received his education at the University of Potchefstroom, but his studies were... read more
James Ranisi Jolobe was best known for his collection of poems, Umyezo (1936). He also played a major role in the compilation and translatio... read more
  Jordaan was born in Springs, Gauteng. He is a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He studied at the University of Pretoria, obtaini... read more
Archibald Campbell Mzolisa Jordan, the son of an Anglican minister, was born on 30 October 1906 at the Mbokothwana Mission Station in the Ts... read more
Elsabé Antoinette Murray Joubert (married surname Steytler) was born on 19 October 1922 in Paarl where she grew up, and studied at the unive... read more

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