Biographies

Helen Suzman (nee Govronsky) was born in the South African mining town of Germiston on 7 November 1917 to Samuel and Frieda Gavronsky, both... read more
Dr Ansuyah Ratipul Singh was born in Durban on 12 June 1917. She was the eldest daughter or Latchmee and Chatrapul Singh, a middle class Hin... read more
Stella Margaret Nomzamo Sigcau was born on 4 January 1937, she was the eldest of the three children of Paramount Chief Botha Sigcau of East... read more
Annie Silinga was born in 1910 at Nqqamakwe in the Butterworth district of the Transkei where she completed only a few years of primary scho... read more
Dorothy Shanley was born in 1920. She had three children aged 11, 9 and 7. They were cared for by friends and neighbours during the arrest a... read more
Dulcie Evonne September, the second eldest daughter of Jakobus and Susan September was born in 1935 and grew up in Gleemore, a section of At... read more
Magdalena, daughter of W. Sauer, Cabinet Minister, was the first woman to practice as a qualified architect in South Africa. She mainly prac... read more
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Trade union leader and organizer Johanna Hendrina (Joey) Scheepers was one of the four daughters of Sarel Gerhardus Breitenbach and his wife... read more
Born on the 3rd November 1933, community worker Florence Barbara Ribeiro was the fourth of five children. Her father, Henry Mathe, was a lab... read more
Fabian Defu Ribeiro was born on the 19th of June 1933 in Bantule, he was the third child of Joseph and Katherine Ribeiro (nee Mothibe). His... read more
Pocock started her studies in botany at the University of London and obtained a BSc in 1908. In 1913 she returned to South Africa, and four... read more

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