Biographies

Portia "Bashin" Modise was born on 20 June 1983 in White City Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Modise chose football at a young age... read more
Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bache... read more
Thenjiwe Mtintso, was born on 7 November 1950 in Soweto Johannesburg where she also grew up. Her mother Hanna Mtintso was a domestic worker... read more
Poomoney Moodley was born in Mooi River, Natal on 28 June 1926 to Ramsamy  Dharamalingam Moodley and Kanniamah Moodley; who themselves... read more
Ruth Mompati was born on 14 September1925 in the village called Khanyesa in the North West Province. She was the daughter of Seli Seichoko a... read more
Kate Dinkwetsi Molale was born in 1928 and died in 1980 after a car accident. In 1954 she was elected as Secretary General of the Sophiatown... read more
Ida was born in 1903 and worked as a dressmaker. She was the first president of the African National Congress Women’s League and a... read more
Maggie Mikula was born in Durban on 19 August 1941. She attended St Mary’s School in Durban and matriculated in 1959.  She then went on... read more
Fatima Meer was born in Grey Street, Durban on 12 August 1928, the daughter of Moosa Meer and Rachel Farrel and the second born of their nin... read more
Mary Susan Malahele-Xakana was born in Polokwane (then Pietersburg). Her father had been ostracized by the BaPedi for becoming a Christian a... read more
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