Biographies

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
Fred Page is best-known for his eerie images which, according to one critic, have made him known as ‘a kind of Hitchcock among painters’. Pa... 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
Myron Peters was born in Durban and became active in the Black Consciousness Movement and the Natal Indian Congress. He worked as a voluntee... read more
George Edward Peake was a founding member and national Chairperson of the South African Coloured People's Organisation (SACPO) in... read more
David Perumal lived in Derby Street, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) and worked at College Clothing in Albert Street. He was educated up t... read more
Robert Graeme Pollock was born on 27 February 1944 in Durban. His father was a first-class cricketer and editor of the Port Elizabeth Herald... read more
Siva Pillay was a B.Sc. student at university in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), when he joined uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the African Natio... read more
  Berney Perez was born in 1948 in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape) and raised here. He worked as an office machine techn... read more

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