Biographies

General Jan Christiaan Smuts was born near Riebeeck West in the Cape Colony on 24 May 1870. His mother taught him the elements of reading an... read more
Allister Sparks was born to Harold Sparks and Bernice Stephen on 10 March 1933 in Cathcart, Eastern Cape. This made him a fifth generation s... read more
Hannah Margaret Stanton was born on 30 November 1913, Teddington, Middlesex, England. In 1956 she went out to visit her brother, Fr Tom Stan... read more
Maggie Smith was born in 1930. She was a journalist and became the first woman news editor in Africa of the Sunday Times in Johannesburg in... read more
Margaret Smith was born Margaret Mary MacDonald on 26 September 1916 in Indwe, a small village in the former Transkei. [i] Her father, Chi... read more
Nokuthula Orela Simelane was born in 1960 in Mzinoni Township near Bethal in Mpumalanga. She was the first of two daughters (Nokuthula and T... read more
Jean Sinclair was born in 1908 and became involved in politics after the Springbok Legion protested against the National Party’s segreg... read more
Fatima Seedat was born in the Strand, Cape Town on 14 October 1922. She attended Trafalgar High school up to what was standard 8 in those da... read more
Sonja Schlesin was born in Moscow on 6 June 1888 to Isidor Schlesin and his wife Helena Dorothy (nee Schloss). The Schlesin family late... read more
Helen Suzman (nee Govronsky) was born in the South African mining town of Germiston on 7 November 1917 to Samuel and Frieda Gavronsky, both... read more
Dr Ansuyah Ratipul Singh was born in Durban on 12 June 1917. She was the eldest daughter or Latchmee and Chatrapul Singh, a middle class Hin... read more
Stella Margaret Nomzamo Sigcau was born on 4 January 1937, she was the eldest of the three children of Paramount Chief Botha Sigcau of East... read more

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