Biographies

Early years and Political involvement Julius Sello Malema was born on 3 March 1981, in Seshego, Limpopo, and raised by a single mother who w... read more
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe was born on 19 July 1949 at the Boksburg-Benoni Hospital. He grew up in Alexandra, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gau... read more
Trevor Manuel was born in Kensington, Cape Town. His father, Abraham Manuel, worked for the Cape Town City Council. Manuel attended Harold C... read more
Born Judith Seelander Menge on 10 October 1938 in Pretoria, Judith Mason is one of the most well known South African artists. She matriculat... read more
Gwigwi Mrwebi, also called ‘Bra Gwigwi’, whose birth name was Benni, was a well known alto saxophonist in the 1950’s South... read more
Khanyi Mbongeni C. was sent to prison on Robben Island. He was given prison number 0/0071 and was released on February 20th 1980.  read more
Bridging the gap between the old guard and the more militant younger members of the African National Congress in the late 1940s an... read more
Born in Durban, on 17 June 1929, Joseph Matthews was one of five children of Frieda and ZK Matthews, a professor, academic lawyer and anthro... read more
Peter Mokaba was born on 7 January 1959 in Polokwane, where he did both his primary and high school education. During the 1976 upr... read more
Eric Mtshali was born in Durban, Natal. After completing high school he became active in the anti-apartheid movement in Natal. Mtshali becam... read more
Cornelius Petrus Mulder was born on the 5 June 1925. He studied a Bachelor of Arts degree and obtained the Transvaal Education Diploma in 19... read more
Lennox Madikane was a member of the Pan African Congress (PAC) and Poqo, the military wing of the PAC. Following Poqo attacks in Paarl, Cape... read more

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