Biographies

Elizabeth Mafekeng was born in 1918 in Tarkastad and attended school until Standard 7. Living conditions in her birthplace forced her to lea... read more
Alex Moumbaris was born in Egypt to French parents and later became a naturalised Australian. He worked as a trade unionist and came to Sout... read more
Aunty Kobera Manual of Ocean View died at the age of 98 on Wednesday 27 July 2016. In 2009 I interviewed her at her home in Ocean View, when... read more
This biography was written by Artthrob in collaboration with SAHO. Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist based in Johannesburg... read more
Diana Mitchell was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, or what was then known as Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, on 16 November 1932[i]. She was famous... read more
Wangari Muta Maathai Anchor was a prominent Kenyan environmental and political activist. Maathai is internationally renowned for her unrelen... 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
Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bache... read more
Thenjiwe Mtintso, was born on 7 November 1950 in Soweto Johannesburg where she also grew up. Her mother Hanna Mtintso was a domestic worker... read more
Poomoney Moodley was born in Mooi River, Natal on 28 June 1926 to Ramsamy  Dharamalingam Moodley and Kanniamah Moodley; who themselves... read more
Ruth Mompati was born on 14 September1925 in the village called Khanyesa in the North West Province. She was the daughter of Seli Seichoko a... read more
Kate Dinkwetsi Molale was born in 1928 and died in 1980 after a car accident. In 1954 she was elected as Secretary General of the Sophiatown... read more

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