Biographies

Baleka Kgositsile was born on the 24 September 1949 in Claremont, Durban. She spent her pre-school years with her grandmother in the Norther... read more
Moses Mbheki Mncane Mabhida was born in Thornville near Pietermaritzburg on 14 October 1923, into a poor family which was later forced off t... read more
Brett Murray was born in Pretoria in 1961. From 1985-1989 he studied at the Michaelis School at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he o... read more
Bheki Myeni was born on 10 October 1954 in Hlabisa, Natal. Myeni's parents died when he was a young boy and he and his brothers moved to Mat... read more
Selbourne Charlton Sobizwa Mvusi (known as Selby) was born in Richmond, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) on 18 June 1929, to Vunina (born Nxasana)... read more
Gordon Mulholland was born in Cape Town on 30 April 1921. His mother, Nell, a Cockney from the east end of London, was the breadwinner... read more
John Ndevasia Muafangejo was born on 5 October 1943 in Etunda lo Nghadi, Ovamboland, Angola. In 1956 Muafangejo moved to die Anglican missio... read more
Extract from media statement on the passing of Dr. Es’kia Mphahlele (1919 - 2008): By Minister of culture & society, Dr Z. Pallo Jordan... read more
Tommy Motswai was born on 27 May 1963 in Johannesburg. Although he was born deaf he ultimately became a prolific and successful artist portr... read more
He was born in Pietersburg, Limpopo. He is a painter and sculptor. He received his primary education at Thunzi Primary School where he start... read more
Naboth Monyandioe Moreleba Mokgatle was the eighth and youngest child of Setlhare Hebron Mokgatle, a skilled builder and carpenter, and Salo... read more
"Landscape is the mute witness to histories and narratives" Santu Mofokeng, a storyteller of note. Mofokeng won the Ernest Cole Scholarship... read more

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