Biographies

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
Pallo Jordan was born on 22 May 1942 in B Location, Kroonstad, in the Orange Free State. His father, Dr Archibald Campbell Jordan, was an Af... read more
This biography is an extract from a newspaper article on Peter Jones written by by Khuthala Nandipha for 'City Press', September 2007. "Biko... read more
Born in 1928 Jasson worked as a clerk. She was active in the Port Elizabeth trade union movement, organising food and canning workers, and t... read more
Jobodwana was the first and youngest Black woman to graduate from a South African university. She enrolled at Fort Hare University at the ag... read more
Gail Johnson is the foster mother of Nkosi Johnson, who died of AIDS in 2001 at the age of 12. Nkosi first came into the limelight in 1997 G... read more
Joffe was born to a Jewish family on 12 May, 1932 in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). His father, Abraham Joffe, a businessman, had co... read more

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