Biographies

  Gavin Jantjes was born in Cape Town in 1948. He studied at the University of Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art until 1969.... read more
Jali was born Durban. He is a painter, sculptor and a graphic artist who studied at the Rorke’s Drift Art Centre, 1981-1982.  He... read more
Patrick Akhona Jijase (26) was from Ntabankulu in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in July 2012, one month before the massacre.... read more
Semi Jokanisi (29) was from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. On 13 August 2012 Semi was killed after being shot twice by the police, once in... read more
John David Rheinallt Jones was born in 1884 in Carnarvonshire, Wales, the son of a minister, and immigrated to South Africa in 1905, imbued... read more
Dr Essop Essak Jassat, the second of three children, was born on 5 October 1932 in 11th Street Vrededorp, Johannesburg. Both of his parents... read more
Article by Sandra Rowoldt Shell, University of Cape Town. When Neville Alexander used to visit his maternal grandmother Bisho Jarsa as a boy... read more
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Petrus Linda Jabane (Lion of Chiawelo) was born in 1958 in Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng). After his father's death, his mother could only... read more
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Nellie Jibiliza was born in 1926 to parents who were African National Congress (ANC) activists in Cape Town. Thus, she grew up in a politica... read more
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