Biographies

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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Dorothy Joan Wright was born in Pretoria in 1911. Wright was the daughter of Dorothy Kay and studied under Francis Pickford-Marriott at the... read more
George Matthias Winkles was born in Birmingham, England, 1859. Winkles came to SA in 1889 to help a widowed sister stranded on the Kimberley... read more
Honorine Margaret (Mabel) Withers was born in 1870 in London, England. Mabel Withers studied at the RCA and exhibited in London before comin... read more
Cecil Williams was born in Cornwall, England in 1906. Williams whose father was a blacksmith left Cornwall for Johannesburg in 1928. After h... read more
Walter Gilbert Wiles was born in Cambridge, England in 1875. Wiles was one of the five artist-sons of the sculptor Henry Wiles. Of all the f... read more

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