Biographies

Petros Molefe was born in Kroonstad and moved to Johannesburg and worked as a truck driver. He married Maria Molefe and they had no children... read more
Hemant Kumar Waghmarae was born on 24 October 1948 in Mumbai, India to Vishnu Maroothi Waghmarae and Indumati Bane Waghmarae. He is one of s... read more
Yusuf (Joe) Jacobs was born in District Six, Cape Town on 17 September 1940.  His father was Ismail Jacobs, a tailor.  His paterna... read more
Vuyani Mabaxa grew up in Diepkloof, Johannesburg. His parents were members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehaw... read more
Abdul Rahman Dawood or 'Apmai' as he was affectionately known was born in India to a family of progressive community activists in October 19... read more
Amichand “Bengal Tiger” Rajbansi was born in Clairwood, Durban on 14 January 1942. At the age of 14 he attended every African National Congr... read more
Sizakele Sigxashe was born on 21 June 1937. Sigxashe joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1959 and became involved in its anti apar... read more
Joseph Johannes Marks was born on 22 April 1936 in Mossel Bay, where his father, a fisherman, was also born.  He grew up in Pacaltsdorp... read more
Archibald “Archie” Sibeko (aka Zola Zembe) was born on  3 March 1928 in Kwezana Village, near Alice in the Eastern Cape. Sibeko attende... read more
Dan Mohapi grew up in Soweto.  He was first involved in the political struggle in the 1970s as a high school student. He completed his... read more
Josiah Khiphusizi Jele was born on 1 May 1930, in Alexandra, Johannesburg. He was a son to Joseph Jele and Alvinah Khanyile Jele.Like many b... read more
Pandelani Jeremia Nefolovhodwe was born on 2 February 1947 in Folovhodwe village in the Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo). Nefolovhodwe then... read more

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