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
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
Jean Sinclair was born in 1908 and became involved in politics after the Springbok Legion protested against the National Party’s segreg... read more
Margaret Singana was born Margaret Mcingana in 1938 in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. In the 1950s Margaret moved to Johannesburg in search... read more
Dr Ansuyah Ratipul Singh was born in Durban on 12 June 1917. She was the eldest daughter or Latchmee and Chatrapul Singh, a middle class Hin... 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
Irma Stern was born in 1894 in Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal. She studied in Weimar and Berlin and had her inaugural exhibition in Berlin in 1... read more
Ray Alexander Simons née Alexandrowich was born on 12 January 1913 in Latvia. While at school, she displayed little fear in challenging auth... read more
This biography was written by SAHO in collaboration with Artthrob Modus Operandi Penny Siopis is foremost a painter, although she frequently... 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