Biographies

Exiled person, MK Commissar, Robben Island prisoner, member of the African National Congress and South African Communist Party and South Afr... read more
Pixley Seme was born on 1 October 1881 in Natal, the son of Isaka Sarah (nee Mseleku) Seme. Little is documented of his early life as a prim... read more
Sunny Girja Singh was born in Cato Manor (uMkhumbane), Durban, Natal (now Kwazulu-Natal), in 1939 to a working class family.  His fathe... read more
Early years The 225th and last Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie was born in Ethiopia in a region called Ejersa Gora on 23 July 1892. His bi... read more
Mokgadi Caster Semenya was born on 7 January 1991 to her parents Dorus and Jacob Semenya. She was born in Ga-Masehlong, a village near Polok... read more
Maniben Sita was born in 1926, in the Asiatic Bazaar,  (Marabastad, Pretoria, into a family that was politically active. Her fathe... read more
A mother, rape survivor, journalist/writer who became well-known, at the age of 17 when she reported on the 1976 Soweto uprising t... read more
Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu was born in the village of Qutubeni in the Engcobo district of the Transkei on 18 May 1912. Sisulu was born out of... read more
Ari Sitas (b.1952) is a creative socialist thinker, an activist and one of the key intellectuals of the post 1980s generation in South Afric... read more
Reginald September was born in Wynberg in Cape Town on 13 June 1923, the son of Florence, a housewife, and Nicholas September, a carpenter.... read more
Charles Robberts (Blackie) Swart was born on 5 December 1894 in Morgenzon, Winburg district. He was the son of Hermanus Bernardus Swart and... read more
Early Life John Gordon Sprig was born in Ipswich, England in 1830, the son of a pastor. He schooled at Ipswich and at other private schools... read more

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