Biographies

Born on 14 July 1893, J G Strijdom served as Prime Minister of South Africa from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958. During the 1920s Strijd... read more
Mark Shope, SACTU General Secretary Mark Shope was born in 1919 in the Letaba district of the Northern Transvaal, he became a breadwinner fo... read more
Jaydew Nasib Singh was born in South Africa about 1920 and graduated in the mid-1940s with a law degree from the University of the Witwaters... read more
He was born in 1913 and became a teacher and later a farmer near Durban. As secretary of the Anti-Segregation Council in the mid-1940s... read more
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
Gertrude Shope was born in Johannesburg, but grew up in Zimbabwe. She was trained as a teacher, and went on to teach in Natal and Sowet... read more

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