Biographies

Johannes Modise, or Joe, as he is known to family, friends and comrades, was born in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, on 23 May 1929. He was the... read more
Background and Childhood Sindiso Mfenyana is descended from the Bhele clan, which is an offshoot of the Hlubi tribe. He traces his roots bac... read more
Graça Simbine Machel was born on 17 October 1945, in Gaza, Mozambique, the last in a family of six children. Her father, a Methodist ministe... 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
Thomas Mtobi Mapikela born in the Cape in 1869, he trained as a carpenter in Grahamstown and later established a successful business as a bu... read more
Mapetla Mohapi was born in the rural village of Jozanashoek, Sterkspruit in the former Transkei (now Eastern Province) on 2 September 1947.... read more
Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe known as Gcina Mhlophe was born on 24 October 1958 in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa. She has been writing and pe... read more
Strinivasa "Strini" Moodley was born on 29 October 1946 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). He was the eldest child of Joyce Margaret and... read more
Victoria Nonyamezelo Mxenge was born in 1942 in Tamara Village in King William’s Town, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) to Wilmot Goso an... read more
The participation of women passive resisters was a key element of the Satyagraha Campaign of 1913 - 1914. Angered by the Supreme Court judge... read more
Virtually nothing is known about the life of the first and only major female poet to write in Xhosa, apart from what is revealed in her writ... read more
Josie Mpama (a.k.a.Palmer) was born in Potchefstroom in 1903, but grew up in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. She joined the Communist Party of Sou... read more

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