Biographies

Mohlakoane was born in 1906 to a family of farm squatters. She worked in domestic service for 22 years. Mohlakoane joined the African N... read more
Flora is a mother, grandmother, church elder, foster mother to 9 AIDS orphans, and manager of 8 voluntary HIV/AIDS caregivers. She runs a cr... read more
Mofokeng was a member of the Soweto Student Representative Council (SSRC) at the time of the Soweto uprising. After the uprising she wa... read more
Thandi Modise, the youngest of six children, was born on 25 December 1959 in Huhudi township near Vryburg in the North West. Her father, Fra... read more
Ida was born in 1903 and worked as a dressmaker. She was the first president of the African National Congress Women’s League and a... read more
Margaret Mncadi was born in the Eastern Transvaal, and obtained a degree at Fort Hare before studying medicine at Wits.
Florence Grace Mkhize, widely known as 'Mam Flo', was born in 1932 in Natal. At a young age she decided she wanted to fight against aparthei... read more
  Bertha Mkhize was born in 1889 in Embo, near Mkhomazi. Her father, an ox wagon driver died when Bertha was about four years old, afte... read more
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was born on 3 November 1955 in Claremont, Durban in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She matriculated from Ohlange High Sch... read more
Mentz studied at the Conservatoire of Music at the University of Stellenbosch from 1929-1931. After this she spent some time making Afrikaan... read more
Fatima Meer was born in Grey Street, Durban on 12 August 1928, the daughter of Moosa Meer and Rachel Farrel and the second born of their nin... read more
On her completion of Matric in 1972, Nombuso did casual work such as typing documents for the Garment Workers union, while she looked for pe... read more

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