Biographies

Olive Schreiner was a writer and feminist and one of the first campaigners for women’s rights. She was also a pacifist. She did not agree wi... read more
Jurgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin on 18 March in 1931. He studied at the School of Optic and Photechnic in Berlin, and worked as an appre... read more
Winston Churchill Masakeng Saoli was born on 3 January 1950 in the town of Acornhoek, Eastern Transvaal, now known as Mpumalanga Province. H... read more
Sangweni was born in Vryheid, Natal in 1947. He worked for many years for a carpet company in Durban, but left during the workers’ strikes o... read more
Anthony Sampson was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church in Oxford, and served on the Royal Navy from 1944-7. In 1951, due in pa... read more
Mujahid was born on 17 of March 1972. He matriculated at the Alexandra Senior Secondary School and went on to do a Graphic design and Fine A... read more
Cynthia Shange was born in Lamontville, Durban, in Kwazulu Natal. She started modeling in 1970 and went on to win several titles. In 1972 sh... read more
Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born to Hubert and Angelina Sobukwe on 5 December 1924 at Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province. He was the youngest of... read more
This biography was written by Artthrob in collaboration with SAHO. MODUS OPERANDI  Mary Sibande - a sculptor, photographer, and visual... read more
Nyiko Floyd Shivambu is a South African politician serving as a member of parliament for the Economic Freedom Fighters. He was born in Malam... read more
Sekhukhune was King of the Marota people (commonly called Bapedi) who originated from the Bakgatla of the Western Transvaal. Sekhukhune, lik... read more
Joe Slovo was born in Lithuania in 1926 and moved to South Africa with his parents at the age of nine. His father was a van driver in Johann... read more

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