Biographies

Gill Marcus was born in 1949 to parents who were active members of the African National Congress (ANC). She grew up in Johannesburg, where s... 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
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Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932, during a time of economic depression. Her mother, a domestic worker, was imprisoned for six... read more
Graça Simbine Machel was born on 17 October 1945, in Gaza, Mozambique, the last in a family of six children. Her father, a Methodist ministe... read more
Brigitte Mabandla was born on the 23rd of November 1948. In the mid-1970s, she worked as a youth co-ordinator at the Institute of Race Relat... read more
Letty began her first work in the art field in 1925 when she began work at the Onderstepoort Veterinary laboratory. Here she had to record i... read more
One of the founding members of Afrapix, Lesley Lawson was born in Durban in 1952. She matriculated from Durban Girls College and attended th... read more
Constance Stuart Larrabee was born in Cornwall, England and came to South Africa with her parents when she was three months old. Constance’s... read more
Latsky was an author and zoologist. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch, and was the first woman to be awarded a doctorate at this... read more
Antjie was born on 23 October 1952 on a farm in the Free State. She completed her BA degree with Afrikaans (cum laude), Philosophy (cum laud... read more
Krotoa (known as Eva to the Dutch and English settlers) was the niece of Autshumao, a Khoi leader and interpreter to the Dutch (he was known... read more

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