Biographies

Refiloe Phelile Florence Jackie Sedibe (known as Jackie Sedibe) was born at White River in Mpumalanga. Sedibe’s mother was a domestic worker... read more
    Lindiwe Sisulu was born on the 10th of May 1954, in Johannesburg. She is the daughter of African National Congress v... read more
Lindiwe Sisulu was born on the 10th of May 1954, in Johannesburg. She is the daughter of African National Congress veterans, ... read more
Janet Burnside Soga was born on 18 March 1827 in Hutchesontown, Glasgow. She was the eldest daughter of Alan Burnside and Isabelle Kirkland.... read more
This biography was written by SAHO in collaboration with Artthrob MODUS OPERANDI When Berni Searle was asked by the Brooklyn Museum of Art w... read more
Robert Shell was born in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 February 1949, the only child of a German father, Heinrich (Heinz) Schelowsky (later... read more
Durant Basi Sihlali was born on 5 March 1935 in an industrial area, Germiston, Transvaal, now known as Gauteng Province. Due to harsh living... read more
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a prominent Nigerian author, activist and television producer. He garnered attention by leading a nonviolent campaign agai... read more
Mongane Wally Serote was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg on 8 May 1944, just four years before the National Party (NP) came to power in Sou... read more
Born in Cape Town in 1958 and also known as Zapiro. Could not imagine a career in cartooning, so studied architecture at University of Cape... read more
Swart was born in Durban in 1952. After matriculating from Queensborough High School in 1969, he enrolled at the Natal Technical College, Du... read more
Harold Strachan was born in 1925 in Pretoria. He obtained a BA (FA) from the University if Pretoria, and won an Emma Smith Scholarship to st... read more

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