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
Mary Susan Malahele-Xakana was born in Polokwane (then Pietersburg). Her father had been ostracized by the BaPedi for becoming a Christian a... read more
Letta Mbulu was born in Soweto and, during her teens, she toured South Africa and then England with the musical King Kong. She ret... read more
Where was Charlotte born? Many sources cite Charlotte Maxeke’s birth place as Fort Beaufort the Eastern Cape, however, there are other sourc... read more
Florence Matomela was born in 1910 and worked as a teacher while raising five children. In 1950, angered by new influx control regulations i... read more
Dorothy Masuka was born and raised in Zimbabwe. A talent scout discovered her when she sang in a school concert and immediately she signed u... read more
Emma Thandi Mashinini was born in Rosettenville, Johannesburg in 1929. In the early 1930s, she and her family were forcibly removed to Orlan... read more
Lutchmee Marie (popularly known as Aunty Doris) was born in 1923 in Mooi River but grew up in Clairwood.  Her mother worked as a domest... read more