Biographies

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
Livingstone Mqotsi (Livie) was born in the village of Rabula in the Keiskammahoek district in the former Ciskei, now Eastern Cape, on 18 Apr... read more
E. J. Mqoboli was born around 1860 in the Cape and educated at Healdtown, Mqoboli trained first as a teacher and then as a Methodist ministe... read more
Born in 1925, Motshabi worked as a clerk. He took part in the 1944 Alexandra Township bus boycott movement and the shantytown movement after... read more
Mahomed Motala was born in Dundee on 14 June 1921. In 1938 Motala matriculated at Sastri College and studied medicine in Bombay, India, from... read more
Born in 1923. Moosa was a medical practitioner. He was educated at Fort Hare and the University of Cape Town (UCT) and was active in the pol... read more
Born in 1935, he became a clerk and a journalist. In 1955 he was elected secretary of the Cape Town branch of the South African Coloured Peo... read more

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