Biographies

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
Timothy Peter Jenkin was born in 1948 in Cape Town, where he lived until his arrest in 1978. He is a University of Cape Town graduate and in... read more
Nkosi Johnson was born Xolani Nkosi to an HIV positive mother in a township on the east rand. When his mother became too ill to take care of... read more
Joosub was born in Ranavav in India in 1862. He was the youngest of five children fathered by Hajee Joosub, a merchant, farmer and herbalist... read more
Devikarani Priscilla Jana was born on 5 December 1943, in Westville, Natal, to a middle class Indian family.[i] From an early age Jana... read more
He was commonly referred to as Dada Abdulla. His brother, Abdul Karim Jhaveri, and himself, were the directors of Dada Abdulla and Company.... read more

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