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Muntu Myeza was born on 3 December 1950 to Jacob and Julia Myeza in Natal where he also did his early education. Myeza attended part of his...
Manonmoney Ama Naidoo
Manonmony Pillay was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 31 November 1908. Her family was originally from the Thanjavur district in...
Poonoosamy Ruthnam Pather
Poonoosamy Ruthnam Pather (PR) was born in Mauritius in 1895. His grandfather settled in that country after emigrating from Tanjore in...
Ruth Heloise First
Journalist, academic and political activist, Ruth Heloise First was born on 4 May 1925. She was the daughter of Jewish immigrants Julius and...
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi – his praise name) was born on 12 April 1942 at Nkandla in northern Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal). He...
John Beaver Marks
John Beaver (JB) Marks was born on 21 March 1903, Ventersdorp, Western Transvaal (now North West Province). His father was a railway w...
Patrice Hemery Lumumba
Patrice Hemery Lumumba was the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was an independence leader who played a signific...
Breytenbach was an opponent of the apartheid regime, whose work represented a milestone in the development of Afrikaans poetry, formally and...
Archibald (also known as ‘Archie’) Mafeje was born in Ngcobo in South Africa on 30 March 1936. Both of his parents were involved...
Bonisile John Kani
Bonisile John Kani was born on 30 August 1943 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. He matriculated from Newell High School where he performed in...
Richard Granville Baloyi
Baloyi moved to Alexandra north of Johannesburg in 1922. His first job was that of a taxi driver but in 1925 he became a taxi owner. In 1927...
Sidney Percival Bunting
He was born in London in 1873, the son of Sir Percy William Bunting, the founder and editor of the Contemporary Review. His mother was a soc...
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