Biographies

Sobhuza I was the first king of the Swazi people as we know the group today. He was born in Swaziland in 1795 and succeeded his father, Ndvu... read more
Isaiah Shembe was born at Ntabamhlophe near Escourt in the Drakensberg region (near Giants Castle). His forefathers had settled there to esc... read more
David Stuurman was born around 1773, probably near the Gamtoos River in the Eastern Cape. From the 17th century onwards, the Khoi and San pe... read more
Georg Schmidt was born in Kunewalde on 30 September 1709 as the son of a peasant family. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 16.... read more
Hendrik Pieter Marthinus Steyn was born in Utrecht, Natal, 9 September, 1886. He was a Minister of the NG Kerk and secretary of the British... read more
“Papwa” Sewsunker Sewgolum was born in 1930, into a family of poor sugarcane labourers in Natal. He started working at an early... read more
A. J. Sililo was a leader of the Location Advisory Boards Congress in Durban, and prominent in the All African Convention, he was elect... read more
John J Skomolo was an Anglican clergyman prominent in the Cape African National Congress (ANC) in the 1940s and 1950s, Skomolo was also a me... read more
Stanley Silwana was one of the first African recruits to the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), he joined the Young Communist... read more
Pitness Simelane was born in 1910. He was a leader of the African National Congress in Natal in the 1950s. As a teacher in the 193... read more
Ben Skosana was born in Sharpeville on 7 May 1947. He qualified as a teacher from the Wilberforce Training College, and later pursued furthe... read more
Mweli Skota was born in Kimberley in the 1880s and attended school there. He worked at various times as a clerk, journalist, court interpret... read more

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