Biographies

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
Annie Silinga was born in 1910 at Nqqamakwe in the Butterworth district of the Transkei where she completed only a few years of primary scho... read more
Dorothy Shanley was born in 1920. She had three children aged 11, 9 and 7. They were cared for by friends and neighbours during the arrest a... read more
Dulcie Evonne September, the second eldest daughter of Jakobus and Susan September was born in 1935 and grew up in Gleemore, a section of At... read more
Magdalena, daughter of W. Sauer, Cabinet Minister, was the first woman to practice as a qualified architect in South Africa. She mainly prac... read more
Trade union leader and organizer Johanna Hendrina (Joey) Scheepers was one of the four daughters of Sarel Gerhardus Breitenbach and his wife... read more
Jennifer Schreiner (known as Jenny) was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) in 1956 to G.D.L. Deneys and Else Schreiner.  Els... read more
Ray Alexander Simons née Alexandrowich was born on 12 January 1914 in Latvia. While at school, she displayed little fear in challenging auth... read more
Vesta Smith (affectionately known as Ma Vee) was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 20 July 1922. Her father worke... read more
Cornelia “Connie” September was born 26 June 1959 in the Western Cape and grew up on the West Coast where her mother would send her for holi... read more
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Marius Schoon was born on 22 June 1937 in Johannesburg. He attended the University of Stellenbosch. Schoon moved to the University of Witwat... read more

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