Biographies

He was born in Durban. He attended Mzuvele High School and matriculated in 1979. He studied at Fort Hare University from 1980-1985 and obtai... read more
He was born at KwaNobamba (Weenan), KZN. As a boy he herded sheep, cattle and goats and while looking after these animals he used to constru... read more
He then started work in order to support his family. Plummer was never a full time artist. He studied art informally at the Community Arts W... read more
Kagiso Patrick (called Pat) Mautloa was born 24 September 1952 in Ventersdorp, Western Transvaal. Mautloa's family moved to Soweto in 1954.... read more
Todd Tozama Matshikiza was the son of Samuel Bokwe Matshikiza and Grace Ngqoyi Matshikiza. They were a family of renowned musicians; his mot... read more
James Matthews was born on 25 May 1929 in District Six in Cape Town, to working class parents. After completing standard seven, Matthews beg... read more
Mizream Maseko (also documented as Mizraim, Mizriam, Mizram) was born on 10 June 1927. Maseko began his career as a house painter after comp... read more
"As politics must teach people the ways and give them the means to take control over their own lives, art must teach people, in the most viv... read more
Rebecca Malope was born in 1968 in Lekazi near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Beyond the fact that she did not progress that far in her education,... read more
Buyisile Patient (Billy) Mandindi was born on 24 February 1967 in Guguletu, Cape Town. He completed a full-time diploma course in Fine Art a... read more
Ernest Methuen Mancoba was born in Turffontein, Johannesburg, Transvaal (Gauteng) on 29 August 1904. From 1920 to 1924 Mancoba trained as a... read more
Samuel Makoanyane was born in 1909, Parys, Orange Free State. For most of his life Makoanyane lived in the village of Koalabata, in the Teya... read more

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