Biographies

Dr. Eschel Rhoodie was born in 1933 and was one of the key players in the 1978-79 ‘Information Scandal’. He served as the Secretary of the D... 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
Mewalal “Mewa” Ramgobin was born on 10 November 1932 in Inanda, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). His grandparents arrived in Natal as indentured l... read more
Daniel Sefudi (Dan) Rakgoathe was born on 25 February 1937 in Randfontein, Transvaal. From Standard VI, Rakgoathe was taught art by Mr Masek... read more
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
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
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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