Biographies

Kaiser Matanzima was a chief of the Thembus.  When the South African government introduced the Bantu Authorities Act in the 1950s, the... read more
Nomkhosi  Mary Mini was born in 1959, the daughter of Vuyisile Mini, SACTU activist and first ANC member to be executed by the aparthei... read more
Born in 1955 and based most of his life in Cape Town, Emile Maurice was an artist, curator, author educator and Nation builder. He received... read more
Samson Ratshilumela Mudzunga was born in 1934 in the Nzhelele district of the former Venda ‘homeland’, now Limpopo province. However, Aparth... read more
Michael Nkolo Maapola was born in 1949 in Hammanskraal, a township north of Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). He showed an interes... read more
Esther Mahlangu was born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, in what is now the Mpumalanga province. She was the first of nine children: s... read more
Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali was born on 17 January 1940 in Vryheid, Natal, where he attended Inkmana High School. His parents were schoolteache... read more
Article first published in The Sunday Independent January 4 2015 at 10:37am By Sam Mathe Johannesburg - Pianist, singer and composer Pa... read more
Archibald (also known as ‘Archie’) Mafeje was born in Ngcobo in South Africa on 30 March 1936. Both of his parents were involved... read more
Lebo Mathosa was born in Daveyton in the East Rand. She began singing at the age of seven in the local church choir.  The Mathosa famil... read more
This article was written by Nicholas Frid and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Mzwakhe Mbuli, the “People’s Poet,... read more
Bhekumuzi Hyacinth Mseleku was born in Durban in 1955.  A self-taught pianist, saxophonist, guitarist, composer and arranger, he was bo... read more

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