Biographies

Mosibudi Aaron Mangena was born on 7 August 1947 in Tzaneen, in the Northern Province (now Limpopo) to Tlodipyane Makwela and Tebele Rephard... read more
John “Shoes” Moshoeu was born on 18 December 1965 in Diepkloof, Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Shoes or the ‘dribbling wizard’ as... read more
Portia "Bashin" Modise was born on 20 June 1983 in White City Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Modise chose football at a young age... read more
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born on 4 April 1939 in Witbank, near Johannesburg. Masekela showed musical ability from a young age, and began t... read more
Thomas Selema Masekela was born on 16 December 1908 in Madibeng farm near Dikgale near Pietersburg, Transvaal. Seeking education for their c... read more
Jimi Matthews was born in 1955 in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape) and raised here.  After school he enrolled at a univer... read more
Gideon is widely regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary photojournalists. Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology a... read more
Ben Mclennan was born in 1956 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Mclennan moved to South Africa with his family in 1958 at the age of two. He rec... read more
Contents Childhood and education (1918-1930s) An African Nationalist comes of age (1940s) 'Volunteer in chief'- A decade of defianc... read more
David Dabede Mabuza was born 25 August, 1960 in Brondal, Mpumalanga. He matriculated from Khumbula High School. He obtained a National Teach... read more
Robert Moffat was born on 21 December 1795 in Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were not wealthy. He was father-in-law to the mi... read more
Sefako Mapogo Makgatho was born at GaMphahlele, in the Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province) in 1861. He was the son of C... read more

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