Biographies

Mosia Makhaya was born on 6 December 1943 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Makhaya obtained a BA Honours degree specialising in Rus... read more
Vusimuzi Linda Make was born in Boksburg in 1931, the son of a priest, and later moved to Evaton. When Make was still a student in high scho... read more
Helen Elizabeth Martins was born on 23 December 1897 in the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape. She was the youngest of six... read more
Early Years Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born, the fifth of nine children, in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei o... read more
Ambrose Makiwane was born in Soweto. He attended Clarkebury School and was expelled after participating in a student strike. This, coupled w... read more
The participation of women passive resisters was a key element of the Satyagraha Campaign of 1913 - 1914. Angered by the Supreme Court judge... read more
Kwena Matlala, born in 1920, was the first daughter of Chief Sekgwari Matlala and Mme Makwena Matlala. She married Nelson Ngakana Moabelo, t... read more
The Native Affairs Department (NAD) report for 1949-50 noted that ‘in the Matlala Location [Matlala's Location, Pietersburg District, Transv... read more
Elizabeth Mafekeng was born in 1918 in Tarkastad and attended school until Standard 7. Living conditions in her birthplace forced her to lea... read more
Alex Moumbaris was born in Egypt to French parents and later became a naturalised Australian. He worked as a trade unionist and came to Sout... read more
Aunty Kobera Manual of Ocean View died at the age of 98 on Wednesday 27 July 2016. In 2009 I interviewed her at her home in Ocean View, when... 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

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