Biographies

Thandi Modise, the youngest of six children, was born on 25 December 1959 in Huhudi township near Vryburg in the North West. Her father, Fra... read more
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was born on 3rd November 1955 in Claremont, Durban in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She matriculated from Ohlange High S... read more
Bertha Mkhize was born in 1889 in Embo, near Mkhomazi. Her father, an ox wagon driver, died when Bertha was about four years old. After his... read more
Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe known as Gcina Mhlophe was born on 24 October 1958 in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa. She has been writing and pe... read more
Where was Charlotte born? Many sources cite Charlotte Maxeke’s birth place as Fort Beaufort the Eastern Cape, however, there are other sourc... read more
Florence Matomela was born in 1910 and worked as a teacher while raising five children. In 1950, angered by new influx control regulations i... read more
Dorothy Masuka was born and raised in Zimbabwe. A talent scout discovered her when she sang in a school concert and immediately she signed u... read more
Emma Thandi Mashinini was born in Rosettenville, Johannesburg in 1929. In the early 1930s, she and her family were forcibly removed to Orlan... read more
Bertha Gxowa was born on the 28 November 1934, in Germiston Location where she spent her early childhood. She went to school at the Thokoza... read more
Nomkhitha Virginia Mashinini was born on the 9th of May, 1935, in the rural Bengu village of Lady Frere in the former Transkei. After the de... read more
Barbara Mosima Joyce Masekela was born on 18 July 1941 in Johannesburg. She was the second of four children born to Pauline and Th... read more
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

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