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Albert Louis Sachs was born in Johannesburg in 1935. His father, Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, had arrived in South Africa from Lithuania at t... read more
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Lizzy Adrian Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a large family of 8 childr... read more
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This article was written by Jodi McNeil and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was born in... read more
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Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo, popularly known as Busi Mhlongo, was born in 1947 at Inanda, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. She began her singing... read more
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This article was written by Lorna Mungur and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Kasturba Kapadia was born on April... read more
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Sipo Elijah Mzimela was born on 19 June 1935, in Durban, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) to Allison and Maria Mzimela. The entire family was raise... read more
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Alan Wieder is an oral historian who has been working since 1999 with South Africans who fought the apartheid regime. Besides numerous acade... read more
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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... read more
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Laloo Isu Chiba was born on 5 November 1930 in Johannesburg where he was also raised. The 1956 Treason Trial sparked his interest... read more
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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... read more
Elias Monare, from ‘Dube Street 1935, Wattville Natives Town, Benoni’ in the Transvaal [now Gauteng], was banished on 25 April 1... read more
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Born in 1894 in Britain, in 1928 he was sent to South Africa by the British Independent Labour Party as an Advisor to the Industrial and Com... read more

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