Biographies

Nkosi became the first Black matron in the Natal Provincial Administration and in KwaZulu-Natal. Her decision to nurse was motivated by... read more
History is not kind to Nongqawuse. What we know of her is mainly related to the Cattle-Killing/Millenarian Movement of 1856-7 and her role a... read more
Contents 1918-1930s 1940s 1950s 1964-1990 1994-1999 1999 - 2013 Nelson Mandela Awards 1960s - 2000s Awards 1980s Awards... read more
Jennifer Schreiner (known as Jenny) was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) in 1956 to G.D.L. Deneys and Else Schreiner.  Els... read more
Sister Bernard Ncube was born in Johannesburg in 1932. She attended Roma College in Lesotho, where she received a diploma in Theology and in... read more
Hersheela Narsee was born in Durban on the 23 of March 1956. Narsee grew up in a family of eight children. She attended the Gandhi Desai Hig... read more
Shanthivathie (Shanthie), the eldest of five children of Ama and Thambi "Naran" Naidoo, was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 6 M... read more
Phyllis Naidoo was born in Estcourt, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) on the 5 January 1928. She was the daughter of Simon David, a teacher and pri... read more
Victoria Nonyamezelo Mxenge was born in 1942 in Tamara Village in King William’s Town, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) to Wilmot Goso an... read more
Elizabeth Maria was born into a privileged and protected environment as the oldest child of the Cape Colony’s first Prime Minister, John Mol... read more
Rahima Moosa was born in the Strand, Cape Town on 14 October 1922. She attended Trafalgar High School in Cape Town. As a teenager, Rahima an... read more
Geraldine Fraser was born in 1960 in Lansdowne, Cape Town. She received her primary education in Wynberg and matriculated at Livingstone Hig... read more

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