Biographies

Paul Weinberg was born in 1956 in Pietermaritzburg into a progressive middle-class Jewish family. His father was a lawyer and his mother a m... read more
Sophia Theresa Williams-de Bruyn was born in 1938, in Villageboard, a mixed area that had different nationalities living side by side. She w... read more
In 1961 Weijdema, together with Sietse Bosgra and others, formed the Angola Comite (AC) in the Netherlands to support the freedom struggle i... read more
Sheila Weinberg was born in Johannesburg in 1945, the daughter of Eli and Violet Weinberg who were both members of the ANC and the  Sou... read more
Wilman studied botany at the University of Cambridge, which she completed in 1888 when she received a certificate. It was only in 1931, once... read more
Josephine Ethel (Josie) Wood was born on 22 January 1874 in Grahamstown. She was one of the six children of the first mayor of Grahamstown,... read more
Donald James Woods was born in Elliotdale, Transkei on 15 December 1933. He was educated at Christian Brothers College in Kimberley. Af... read more
Sue Williamson was born in Litchfield, England in 1941. Her family immigrated to South Africa in 1948. Williamson studied at the Art Student... read more
Francis Aylmer Hunter Wilson is the oldest son of the anthropologists, Monica and Godfrey Wilson. He was born in May 1939 in Livingstone, Za... read more
The academic and social activist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was born James wa Thiong... read more
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