Biographies

Basil February was born in District Six in 1944.The son of clerk and a midwife. His family moved around several times, living  in place... read more
Vicky Sampson was born in 1969, to Faye and Victor Sampson. Her father, Victor, was a member of the Golden City Dixies, a travelling vaudevi... read more
Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932, during a time of economic depression. Her mother, a domestic worker, was imprisoned for six... read more
Letty began her first work in the art field in 1925 when she began work at the Onderstepoort Veterinary laboratory. Here she had to record i... read more
Ari Sitas (b.1952) is a creative socialist thinker, an activist and one of the key intellectuals of the post 1980s generation in South Afric... read more
Nokutela Dube was the first wife of Reverend John Langalibalele Dube, the first President General of the South African Native National Congr... read more
Oscar Dhlomo was born on 28 December 1943 at Putellos, Umbumbulu, about 30 kilometers South East of Durban, the fifth of the 11 children of... read more
Brian Bunting was born on the 9th of April in 1920, at  the buntings Regent St home in Johannesburg.he is the son of Sidney Perciv... read more
Professor Hoosen Mahomed "Jerry" Coovadia was born in Durban, 2nd of August in 1940. His grandparents had come to South Africa around the 18... read more
Zwelakhe Sisulu was born in Soweto on 17 December 1950, to liberation struggle icons Walter and Albertina Sisulu. He was the third of five c... read more
Fred Carneson was born on 13th January 1920 in Goodwood, Cape Town to Anthony and Annie Carneson, a poor Catholic working class family, the... read more
Dennis Brutus was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) on 28 November in 1924.His parents moved to Port Elizabeth where he gre... read more

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