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
Brigitte Mabandla was born on the 23rd of November 1948. In the mid-1970s, she worked as a youth co-ordinator at the Institute of Race Relat... read more
Baleka Kgositsile was born on the 24 September 1949 in Claremont, Durban. She spent her pre-school years with her grandmother in the Norther... read more
Thulisile Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bachelor of Law from the... read more
Ashby Solomzi Peter Mda was born on 6 April 1916, in Herschel district, bordering Lesotho. He was the first son of Mildred Mei, a school tea... read more
Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda (Zakes), was born in Herschel, Eastern Cape, South Africa, in 1948 to Rose Nompumelelo, a nurse, and Ashbey Pet... read more
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki was born on June 18 1942, in Mbewuleni (meaning ‘place of seed’), a tiny village in Idutywa in Transkei (now Eastern Ca... read more
Elizabeth Mbatha was born in 1950 near Rorke's Drift. Mbatha did not attend school. In 1974 she married Eric Mbatha, a potter at Rorke's Dri... read more
Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu was born in Pretoria on 10 July in 1956. He was the second son of Martha Mahlangu. His father left him in 1962, and... read more
Dr. James Sebe Moroka was the great grandson of Chief Moroka I of the Barolong, from Thaba Nchu in the then Orange Free State. Moroka w... read more
Andrew Mokete Mlangeni was born on 6 June 1925 at Prospect township in Soweto. He was the ninth child in a family of fourteen and his father... read more
Elias Motsoaledi was born on the 26 July 1924 in Phokoane in the Nebo District in Sekhukhuneland, Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo), South Af... read more

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