Biographies

Born 1906. Commercial traveller. Prominent in the defiance campaign in Cape Western, and in Langa Congress activities.
On 12 May 1952 Shepherd Mdladlana was born in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape. He has been South African Minister of Labour sinc... read more
Mr Tito Mboweni was born in the 16th of March 1959 in Tzaneen, Limpopo province. He was the third and last child in his family. After comple... read more
Sibusiso (Sihle) R. Mbongwa was born in 1952. After joining the African National Congress’ military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (... read more
Horatio Isaiah Budlwana (Bud) Mbelle was born in Burgersdorp, Cape Colony on 24 June 1870. He grew up in the Herschel district in the Easter... read more
Curnick Ndlovu, the first leader of the uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Regional Command in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), recruited Louis ‘Problem’ Mkhi... read more
Justice "Gizenga" Mpanza was born on 5 September 1937 at Groutville Mission Reserve. His father was one of Chief Luthuli's indunas (advisors... read more
Sicelo Mhlauli was born on 25 May 1949 in Cradock. After completing high school, he trained as a teacher at Lovedale College and upon comple... read more
Sparrow Mkhonto was born on 24 December 1951 in Cradock. He left school after Standard 8 (Grade 10) and worked for the Railways, where he jo... read more
Prince Senzangakhona James Mahlangu, the second son of the king of the Ndebele, Ndzundza-Mabhoko King Mabusabesala II, and Queen Johanna Sel... read more
Cameron Madikizela graduated from Fort Hare.  He was a member of the Cape African Teachers Association (CATA) and the Society of Young... read more
Henry Gordon "Squire" Makgothi was born on 25 December 1928 to Walter Mokowa, a school teacher and Martha Makgothi, a domestic worker. He at... read more

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