Biographies

President of the All African Convention (AAC) from 1948 to 1959. Born in the Transkei, he graduated from Port Hare in 1935 and fir... read more
Stalwart of the Cape African National Congress in the 1950s. He was born in 1925 in Port Elizabeth, and inherited the political in... read more
Gladstone Xala Tshume was born on 1912, he joined the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) in the late 1930s while working for a... read more
Henry Daniel Tyamzashe was born in Kimberley in 1880, the son of a prominent Xhosa minister in the United Free Church of Scotland. He comple... read more
Chairman of the Sophiatown African National Congress in the mid-1950s and a first-string accused in the Treason Trial of 1... read more
Mphangeli Tukuza (41) was from Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in 2000. On 16 August 2012 Mr Tukuza was killed at... read more
Thabiso Johannes Thelejane (55) was from Pabellong, Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in October 2011. On 16 August... read more
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Ivan Toms was born in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape) on 11 July 1953. He completed his medical degree at the University of C... read more
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Dingaan Bongani “The Rose of Soweto” Thobela was born at Baragwanath hospital on 24 September 1966. His mother named him Bongani... read more
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Born 1930. Clerk. Lived in Alexander. Was a popular amateur boxer and lost the use of his right eye in the ring. Active in Congress since th... read more

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