History is not kind to Nongqawuse. What we know of her is mainly related to the Cattle-Killing/Millenarian Movement of 1856-7 and her role a... read more
Manonmony Pillay was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 31 November 1908. Her family was originally from the Thanjavur district in... read more
Kesaveloo Goonaruthnum Naidoo  (Dr Goonam) was born in 1906 in Durban. She grew up in Grey Street, with three brothers and three sister... read more
Jordan Kush Ngubane was born 15 November 1917 near Ladysmith in Natal, the son of a policeman. After receiving his early education in Ladysm... read more
Juda Ngwenya began his career with The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). Before he was even two years in the employ o... read more
Winston Monwabisi Mankunku Ngozi was born on 21 June 1943, in Retreat, Cape Town. He was the first-born in a musical family. In the 1960... read more
Jabulani Sam Nhlengethwa was born on 9 January 1955 in the Payneville township of Springs, Gauteng (formerly Transvaal). Forc... read more
Hastings Ndlovu was a fifteen year old boy at the time of the Soweto Youth Uprising in 1976. He is widely believed to be the first boy who w... read more
Beyers Naudé was born in Roodepoort, in the then Transvaal, on 10 May 1915. He was named after Christiaan Frederik Beyers, a Boer general wh... read more
Born in Springs, situated east of Johannesburg, Pitika Ntuli grew up with a keen interest in art. As a young man, he got involved in politic... read more
Albert Nzula was born in Rouxville, in the Orange Free State in 1905. He received his formal education at Bensonvale in Herschel and at Love... read more
Hamilton Naki was born in the small village of Ngcangane in the Eastern Cape in 1930. His family was poor and after completing primary schoo... read more