Biographies

Thomas Selema Masekela was born on 16 December 1908 in Madibeng farm near Dikgale near Pietersburg, Transvaal. Seeking education for their c... read more
Jimi Matthews was born in 1955 in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape) and raised here.  After school he enrolled at a univer... read more
Gideon is widely regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary photojournalists. Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology a... read more
Ben Mclennan was born in 1956 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Mclennan moved to South Africa with his family in 1958 at the age of two. He rec... read more
David Dabede Mabuza was born 25 August, 1960 in Brondal, Mpumalanga. He matriculated from Khumbula High School. He obtained a National Teach... read more
Robert Moffat was born on 21 December 1795 in Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were not wealthy. He was father-in-law to the mi... read more
Sefako Mapogo Makgatho was born at GaMphahlele, in the Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province) in 1861. He was the son of C... read more
Richard Mahabane was born in Thaba Nchu, Orange Free State (now Free Stae Province), on 15 August 1881. His parents were Christians and pros... read more
This biography was written by Artthrob in collaboration with SAHO. Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist based in Johannesburg... read more
Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in Katama, a Jesuit mission station in the Zvimba district, about 60km from Harare. He w... read more
Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932, during a time of economic depression. Her mother, a domestic worker, was imprisoned for six... read more
Peter Michael McKenzie was born on 10 February 1955, in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). He was the youngest child of Duggie and Hilda McK... read more

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