Biographies

Stephen Black was the son of Henry and Sarah Black. He was born in September 1879 in Claremont, Cape Town and was brought up and educated un... read more
Sathima Benjamin was born into a humble family in Claremont, Cape Town in 1936. Deeply influenced by the cosmopolitan culture she grew up wi... read more
King Goodwill Zwelithini was born in July 1948 at Nongoma in KwaZulu Natal. He is the eldest son of King Cyprian and his second wife, Queen... read more
Obituary by his son, Aleck Karis. Thomas G. Karis, a former foreign service officer who was a critic of U. S. policy on South Africa and wh... read more
Rowley Israel Arenstein was born in 1919. Arenstein was a prominent Durban attorney and a leader of the Congress of Democrats (COD). He... read more
Benny Alexander, the third child of Estelle and Johann Alexander, a labourer, was born on 4 March 1955 in Kimberley, where he also grew up.... read more
Born in 1933, in India he came to South Africa with his family in 1935. Adams joined South African Indian Congress (SAIC) and the South Afri... read more
Early years The 225th and last Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie was born in Ethiopia in a region called Ejersa Gora on 23 July 1892. His bi... read more
Strinivasa "Strini" Moodley was born on 29 October 1946 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). He was the eldest child of Joyce Margaret and... read more
Marlise Joubert was born in Elim (near Levubu), Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province). She grew up in Warmbaths (Bela Bela) and has... read more
Mokgadi Caster Semenya was born on 7 January 1991 to her parents Dorus and Jacob Semenya. She was born in Ga-Masehlong, a village near Polok... read more
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

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