Biographies

A trade unionist and political activist, was the elder of two children born to an itinerant cobbler, Arnold, and his wife Jemima. While the... read more
Tony Leon was born on 15 December 1956 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). He was born to Sheila Schulz and Ramon Leon. His father was an... read more
Nokukhanya Luthuli, maiden name Bhengu, (also known as MaBhengu) was the wife of Chief Albert John Luthuli. Although she never became as pub... read more
Born in New Zealand on the 2nd of June, 1949. At the age of seven, Michael entered the Society of Sacred Mission and then dropped his first... read more
Patrice Lumumba was born on 2 July 1925 in Kasai, in the Northern Province of Katanga. He belonged to the Batetela tribe. His father wanted... read more
Aubrey Levin was born in Johannesburg on 18 December 1938 to Jewish parents. Despite the National Party’s anti-Semitic exclusion of Je... read more
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Patrice Émery Lumumba was the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was an independence leader who played a significa... read more
Frederik Bester Howard (Erik) Laubscher was born on 3 February 1927 in Tulbagh, in the Cape. His father was a Glasgow trained physician with... read more
Joseph Lekganyane was born in 21 January 1931 in Moria. His father is the founder of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) in 1910. He a... read more
Beginnings Olive Peace Rosenberg was born in Knysna on 5 August 1919, the eldest daughter of Hendrika Jacoba Pieterse and Ellis Lawrence Ros... read more
Raised in the close knit community of Dowerville, Port Elizabeth (P.E.), Frank was the youngest of three sons and the third of the six survi... read more

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