Biographies

Pocock started her studies in botany at the University of London and obtained a BSc in 1908. In 1913 she returned to South Africa, and four... read more
Naledi Pandor was born in 1953 in Durban. She received most of her education in exile and matriculated at Gaborone Secondary School in Botsw... read more
Hélène Passtoors, a Belgian national was born in the Netherlands (from a Belgian-Dutch family) on 9 August 1942 . She immersed herself in th... read more
Tracy Payne’s hyper real paintings evoke a sense of sublime sexuality in the art of constraint, even if she is painting a flower. She was b... read more
Mtutuzeli Dudu Pukwana was a renowned saxophonist born on 18 July 1938 in Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth. The young Pukwana grew up study... read more
Raymond Chikapa (Ray) Phiri was born in 1947 in Nelspruit (present-day Mbombela) in Eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga). He grew up with a pa... read more
Alan Stewart Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on 11 January 1903. His father, James Paton, a Scottish immigrant and civil... read more
Preller championed Afrikaner culture and became a literary critic of great significance. He worked as editor of Die Brandwag and produce som... read more
Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef was born on 13 August 1886 in Pretoria from Dutch parents. Pierneef started his high school career at the Staatsmod... read more
Mnyaluza Pemba was born on 2 April 1912 at Hill’s Kraal in Korsten, Port Elizabeth. Although art classes were not offered at the Van der Kem... read more
"First of all, I don't take art particularly seriously. I make the work because I enjoy making it. No more complicated reason than that. I l... read more
Biddy Partridge first began work as a freelance photographer for the South African Council for Higher Education (SACHED). From 1978-1982, sh... read more

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