Biographies

Miriam Tlali was born in Doornfontein in Johannesburg, Transvaal (Gauteng). She grew up in Sophiatown. Miriam wanted to study literature at... read more
Tshwete was born in Springs, just outside Johannesburg, on 12 November 1938. He grew up in the village of Nkonkqweni, in King William's Town... read more
Tinto was born on Christmas day on 25 December 1925 in the Mqanduli district of the former Transkei, now part of Eastern Cape Province. His... read more
Richard Victor Selope Thema was born in Ga-Mamabolo, Pietersburg district, in 1886. Both his parents were Pedi speaking but not origina... read more
Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula grew up in the township of Everton in the Vaal area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in law at the Turflo... read more
Dora Taylor was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1899. At the age of six her mother died of tuberculosis. She was rejected by her father who re... read more
Early years Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (OR) was born in the village of Kantilla, Bizana, in the Mpondoland (eQawukeni), region of the Ea... read more
Dali Tambo is the son of the late former ANC President Oliver Tambo and his wife Adelaide Tambo, He has two sisters, Nomathemba and Tselane... read more
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 9 October 1940. She attended Inanda Seminary Secondary School, a boarding scho... read more
Jo Thorpe was born in 1921, in Fishoek in Cape Town. She grew up in Mooi River and completed her high school education at Pietermaritzburg G... read more
Adelaide Frances Tambo (nee Tshukudu) was born on 18 July 1929 in Top Location, Vereeniging, in the Vaal Triangle. Tambo atte... read more
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (known fondly as the "Arch”) was born in Klerksdorp on 7 October 1931. His father, Zachariah, who was educated at a Missi... read more

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