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Judge Albert Louis “Albie” Sachs
Albert Louis Sachs was born in Johannesburg in 1935. His father, Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, had arrived in South Africa from Lithuania at t...
Lizzy Adrian (Nanna) Abrahams
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...
Dr. Mantombazana ‘Manto’ Tshabalala-Msimang
This article was written by Jodi McNeil and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was born in...
Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo
Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo, popularly known as Busi Mhlongo, was born in 1947 at Inanda, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. She began her singing...
This article was written by Lorna Mungur and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Kasturba Kapadia was born on April...
Sipo Elijah Mzimela
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...
Alan Wieder is an oral historian who has been working since 1999 with South Africans who fought the apartheid regime. Besides numerous acade...
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...
Laloo Isu Chiba
Laloo Isu Chiba was born on 5 November 1930 in Johannesburg where he was also raised. The 1956 Treason Trial sparked his interest...
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...
Elias Monare, from ‘Dube Street 1935, Wattville Natives Town, Benoni’ in the Transvaal [now Gauteng], was banished on 25 April 1...
William G. Ballinger
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...
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