Biographies

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
Reginald September was born in Wynberg in Cape Town on 13 June 1923, the son of Florence, a housewife, and Nicholas September, a carpenter.... read more
Charles Robberts (Blackie) Swart was born on 5 December 1894 in Morgenzon, Winburg district. He was the son of Hermanus Bernardus Swart and... read more
Early Life John Gordon Sprig was born in Ipswich, England in 1830, the son of a pastor. He schooled at Ipswich and at other private schools... read more

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