Biographies

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 17 November 1952. He is the second of the three children of Er... read more
Walter Benson Rubusana was born on 21 February 1858 at Mnandi in the Somerset East district of the then Cape Colony. His father was a senior... read more
Mamphela Ramphele was born on 28 December 1947 in Bochum District, Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo). Her mother, Rangoato Rahab, and her fat... read more
Betty Radford was arrested after the 4 August 1946 miner’s strike, together with, among others, WH Andrews and Moses Kotane. She was the edi... read more
Ranta was born in 1922 and grew up in the Pretoria area. After leaving school, she worked as a ‘tea girl’ at the Pretoria mint, an... read more
Dolly Rathebe was born in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg in 1928, but grew up within the unique cultural and political milieu of Sophiato... read more
Born on the 3 November 1933, community worker Florence Barbara Ribeiro was the fourth of five children. Her father, Henry Mathe, was a labou... read more
Selaelo Charles "Dan" Ramusi was born 14 November 1954 in Dube Village, Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He was the first born son of the la... read more
Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy affectionately known as ES Reddy has been active in support of the South African freedom movement for more than hal... read more
Jeevenundhan (Jeeva) Rajgopaul was born in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal. He grew up in Clairwood, Durb an and attended Chatsworth High School.... read more
The Early Years Cecil John Rhodes was born on 5 July 1853 in the small hamlet of Bishops Stortford, England. He was the fifth son of Francis... read more
Piet Retief was born on 12 November 1780 in the Wagenmakersvallei, (known as Wellington today), Cape Province. He was the fifth of 10 childr... read more

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