Biographies

Curtis Nkondo was born on 1st February 1928 in Louis Trichardt, Northern Transvaal (now Makhado, Limpopo). Towards the end of the 1800s, his... read more
Gerrit Viljoen was born in Cape Town on 11 September 1926 to Helena and Hendrik Geldenhuys Viljoen. At the time of his birth his father was... read more
Edgar Dumile Ngoyi was born on 26 December 1926 in the Eastern Cape. He worked as a painter and builder. Ngoyi became politically active in... read more
Nkosinathi Christopher Mbuyabo was born at eCintas in East London on the 23 December 1967. Nko as he was popularly known was the fourth out... read more
Arnold Selby was born on 14 November 1918 in South Africa. He joined the liberation struggle in the 1940s. His experience as a miner brought... read more
Matsobane Morris Matsemela was born in 1931. He attended the Mashashane School up to Standard 6. Matsemela started working at his uncle’s da... read more
Nelson Diale was born on 1st January 1936 at Ga-Masemola in Limpopo where he spent most of his childhood years. He attended school in Sekobe... read more
Ben Skosana was born in Sharpeville on 7 May 1947. He qualified as a teacher from the Wilberforce Training College, and later pursued furthe... read more
Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin (Nomafa) was born at the Bridgeman Memorial Maternity Hospital in Johannesburg.  Her parents lived in Orlando W... read more
Richard Gert Sibande was a leader among farm workers in the eastern Transvaal. He was an African National Congress (ANC) acti... read more
Theophilus Shepston was born near Bristol in 1817, the son of the Reverend J William Shepstone, who became an 1820 settler, and his wife Eli... read more
Errol Shanley was born in Durban in April 1911, the son of Arthur Stanley, who was born in London of Irish parents and Anna Else Bernhardt b... read more

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