Biographies

Harriet Bolton was born in 1927 in Makwassie in Southern Transvaal, the eldest of four children – a younger brother and two sisters. Her fam... read more
Molly Blackburn was born in 1930.  She was the daughter of Elgar Bellhouse who was at one time the chairperson of the Progressive Party... read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Her father was a committed Bolshevik and non-reli... read more
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born on 3rd of November 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer... read more
Violet Margaret Livingstone Ballinger was born on 11th of January 1894 in Scotland.She emigrated to South Africa with her family in 1904.She... read more
Patricia de Lille, a South African politician, was born the 17 February, 1951 in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt. She received her... read more
Frances “MaBaard” Baard was born 1st of October in 1909 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. She  was the fifth of seven children of a Bechuuan... read more
Zainab Ebrahim Asvat was born 1920 in Johannesburg,daughter of EI Asvat, came under the tutelage of her father as a young girl. She accompan... read more
Dulcie Evon September, the second eldest daughter of Jakobus and Susan September was born on the 20th August 1935 in Royal rd, Maitland and... read more
Graça Simbine Machel was born on 17 October 1945, in Gaza, Mozambique, the last in a family of six children. Her father, a Methodist ministe... read more
Lizzy Adriana Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a large family of 8 child... read more
Lebo Mathosa was born in Daveyton in the East Rand. She began singing at the age of seven in the local church choir.  The Mathosa famil... read more

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