Biographies

Mthuli ka Shezi was a leading Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) intellectual. He was also a playwright and a cultural activist. He was pres... read more
Mpande was king of the Zulu nation from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king. He was a half-brother of Shaka and Dingane,... read more
Best known for his famous recruitment posters bearing his heavily moustachioed face and pointing hand over the legend, "Your country ne... read more
Please note: Silber, G. (1999) “Solomon Kerzner” from They Shaped our Century: The Most Influential South Africans of... read more
Johannes Jane Tane Kekana was born in 1840 in Moletlane, near Zebediela. A chief of the Lebelo clan of the Ndebele and the son of Lebelo Ser... read more
C. M Kobus was the African attorney and founding member of the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM). Holder of a B.A. degree, he tau... read more
Horst Gerhard Hermann Kleinschmidt was born on 17 October 1945 in Swakopmund, Namibia. At the age of four his family moved to Johannesburg w... read more
Dave Kitson trained as a mechanical engineer and spent eight years in Britain. Two of these years were spent as a research fellow at Ruskin... read more
American Civil Rights leader, influential and inspirational in many African lives  For an excellent and richly linked biography, c... read more
Ahmed Essop "Quarter" Khota, was born on 5 July 1928. His friends affectionately knew him as “Quarter”, a name given t... read more
Born in 1927 Kepe worked as a labourer. He took part in the 1950 national strike on June 26th. He served a term of imprisonment during the... read more
Kaunda was the son of Christian missionaries. He began work as a teacher and became a principal. In 1949 he joined the anti-colonial Norther... read more

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