Biographies

Hector Pieterson was born in 1963. He became the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa when a newspaper photogr... read more
Billy Paddock was of Irish extraction and grew up in Durban in the 1950s. He attended Glenwood High School and excelled at athletics: he won... read more
Born in Queenstown in 1833, Ruth Prowse is known for her significant contribution to South African Art. She spent her childhood on the slope... read more
Pule Pheto, son of activist and poet Molefe Pheto, was born in Soweto 1966. At The age of 12, his parents were exiled and the family moved t... read more
Molefe Pheto grew up in Alexandra, Johannesburg. As a talented young boy who displayed many interests in the arts, he was sent to London to... read more
Francis Zaccharius Santiago Peregrino was a journalist and public intellectual who, in the early 1900s, challenged notions of Black racial i... read more
Abraham Pule was released from Robben Island prison on the 21st of March 1991. His prison number was 45/5658. He was born in Sowet... read more
Martin Plaut was born in Cape Town, South Africa in May 1950.  His parents were Erwin Plaut and Faith Plaut. His father was a furniture... read more
Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was born on 9 October 1876 in the Boshof district of the Orange Free State. His parents were Christians who belong... read more
Joyce Piliso-Seroke was born in Crown Mines, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 11 July 1933. She completed her matric at Kilnerton Hi... 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
Preller championed Afrikaner culture and became a literary critic of great significance. He worked as editor of Die Brandwag and produce som... read more

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