Biographies

Thandi Klaasen, the daughter of a shoemaker and a domestic worker, grew up in the historical Sophiatown. She earned respect as a singer and... read more
The use of artworks for public education by the National Roads Safety Organisation convinced Koloane of the role of art in communication. To... read more
Moses Kottler was born in Joniskis, Lithuania. Sources differ as to the date of his birth – some give it as 1892, others as 1896. As a child... read more
Alfred "Alf" Khumalo was born in Johannesburg and matriculated at the WiIberforce Institute in Evaton. Khumalo began his working career as a... read more
Alfred Assegai (Mkhonto) Kumalo was born on 4 January 1879 in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. At the age of four his parents moved to Amajuba in... read more
Mazisi Raymond Kunene was born in Durban on May 12, 1930, at McCord's Hospital. His mother Eva Kunene (nee Ngcobo) was a teacher and his fat... read more
Rarely in realms beyond the scope of politics does one encounter personalities of the stature of Taubie Kushlick. In South Africa they are m... read more
King Sarhili was the last King to rule over Xhosaland before it was fragmented by the consequences of the ‘Cattle Killing Movement’ of 1856-... read more
Laurent Desire Kabila was born on 27 November 1939 into the Luba tribe in the Katanga Province in the Belgian Congo. In 1960 Kabila became a... read more
Keorapetse William Kgositsile (popularly known as Bra Willie) was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He attended Matibane High S... read more
Paul Konings was born in Tokoroa, New Zealand in 1958. Konings came to South Africa in 1975 to study at the Michaelis School of Fine Arts at... read more
Dingane ka Senzangakhona was born in 1795 to father Chief Senzangakhona and mother Mpikase kaMlilela Ngobese who was Senzangakhona's sixth a... read more

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