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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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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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Robert McBride was born on 6 July 1963 at the segregated Addington Hospital in Durban, in the section set aside for Coloured people. His par... read more
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Dr. James Sebe Moroka was the great grandson of Chief Moroka I of the Barolong, from Thaba Nchu in the then Orange Free State. Moroka w... 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
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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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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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Born in Cape Town in 1958 and also known as Zapiro. Could not imagine a career in cartooning, so studied architecture at University of Cape... read more
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Stephanie Kemp was born in the Karoo in 1941 and grew up with her two sisters in Malmesbury in the Swartland. The town was dominated by the... read more
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James Barry Munnik (JBM) Hertzog was born in Soetendal Wellington on the 6 th of April 1866. Hertzog was the eighth child of Johannes Albert... 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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