Biographies

Madi Gray was born in Cape Town, where she grew up, attended school and went to university.  Her parents were immigrants from Germany,... read more
Robert Mokxotho Matji was born around 1923 in Pretoria, he moved to the Cape, where he became a factory worker and a member of the... read more
Feroza Adam was born on the 16 August 1961. She was drawn into political activity in 1976 while she was a student at Lenasia’s Nirvana High... read more
Lizzy Adrian Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a large family of 8 childr... read more
Soromini Kallichurum was born in 1932 in Ladysmith, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal). In 1950, Soromini Kallichurum was one of the first 12 undergr... read more
Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi was born on 25 September 1959 in Gugulethu (Western Cape). She was the Deputy President of the African National Co... read more
Ncumisa Chwayita Kondlo grew up in the rural village of Peddie in the Eastern Cape. Kondlo was politically active from an early age. In her... read more
Villa Baker was born on 12 March 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution,while World War I was still raging . She grew up in Brakpan, East... read more
Nomvula Paula Mokonyane was born on 28 June 1963 in Kagiso on the West Rand, Transvaal (now Gauteng). She is the youngest in a family of 12,... read more
Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula grew up in the township of Everton in the Vaal area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in law at the Turflo... read more
Dr Oshadi Mangena was born in a toilet on 12 June 1931 when her father’s employer refused to allow her mother to wait for an ambulance insid... read more
Vesta Smith (affectionately known as Ma Vee) was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 20 July 1922. Her father worke... read more

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