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Peter Edward Clarke was born in Cardiff Road, Simon’s Town, Western Cape on 2 June 1929, the third born child in a family of six. His... read more
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Chris van Wyk was born at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg in  1957 and grew up in Newclare, before moving to Rive... read more
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Terry was an active member of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM), which was born in 1960 after theSharpeville Massacre and... 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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Walter Benson Rubusana was born on 21 February 1858 at Mnandi in the Somerset East district of the then Cape Colony. His father was a senior... read more
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A trade unionist and political activist, was the elder of two children born to an itinerant cobbler, Arnold, and his wife Jemima. While the... read more
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Omar Badsha was born in Durban in 1945 and grew up in a Gujarati Muslim family.  His grandparents emigrated to South Africa from India... read more
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Sefako Mapogo Makgatho was born at GaMphahlele, in the Pietersburg district in Transvaal (now Limpopo province) in 1861. He was the son of C... read more
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Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born in Johannesburg on 17 November 1952. He is the second of the three children of Erdmuth and Samuel Ramaphos... read more
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Ray Alexander Simons née Alexandrowich was born on 12 January 1913 in Latvia. While at school, she displayed little fear in challengi... 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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Ahmed Timol was born in Breyton, Transvaal on 3 November 1941 to Haji Yusuf Ahmed Timol and Hawa Ismail Dindar. His father came to South Afr... read more

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