Biographies

Gangen George Ponnen was born on 1 June 1913 in the district of Rooikopjes near Durban, in the then Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). His fath... read more
 Ilse Naude was born in 1913 and grew up on the Moravian mission in Genadendal near Caledon.  After completing secondary education... read more
Fawcett was part of the Ladies’ Committee that was sent over from Britain during the Anglo Boer War in order to inspect the condit... read more
Allister Sparks was born to Harold Sparks and Bernice Stephen on 10 March 1933 in Cathcart, Eastern Cape. This made him a fifth generation s... 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
Early Years Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born, the fifth of nine children, in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei o... read more
Pius Nkonzo Langa was born in Bushbuckridge in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga), South Africa, on 25 March 1939, the second of seven c... read more
Ambrose Makiwane was born in Soweto. He attended Clarkebury School and was expelled after participating in a student strike. This, coupled w... read more
Abdulla Ismail Kajee was born about 1896; Kajee was a politically moderate Moslem businessman and the dominant figure in the Natal Indi... read more
The participation of women passive resisters was a key element of the Satyagraha Campaign of 1913 - 1914. Angered by the Supreme Court judge... read more
Ranta was born in 1922 and grew up in the Pretoria area. After leaving school, she worked as a ‘tea girl’ at the Pretoria mint, an... read more
Kwena Matlala, born in 1920, was the first daughter of Chief Sekgwari Matlala and Mme Makwena Matlala. She married Nelson Ngakana Moabelo, t... read more

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