Biographies

Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim was born in Durban on 1st July in 1937,  the second of five children. When he was a few months old Ebrahim's mot... read more
Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo played an outstanding role in the South African liberation movement for over half a century - in persuading the Indi... read more
Samora Machel was born in 1933 and was raised in the village of Chilembene. He was a member of the Shangana ethnic group and his parents wer... read more
Rissik Haribhai "Barney" Desai was born on 10 April 1932 in Durban. He grew up as an Indian but was "reclassified" Coloured in 1957. His fat... 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
Introduction Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (née Nontsikelelo Thethiwe) was one of the prominent anti-apartheid South African leaders, widely... read more
King Cetshwayo’s place of birth was his father’s (Mpande) kraal of Mlambongwenya, near Eshowe. He was born in 1826, a very troubled period i... read more
Radhakrishna Lutchmana "Roy" Padayachie was born on 1 May 1950. He attended Tagore High School in Clairwood, Durban and then went to study f... 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
Sathasivian “Saths” Cooper was born on 11 December 1950 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa. He was the eldest child of Alima... read more
Kasrils was born in Yeoville, Johannesburg, in November 1938.  His grandparents were immigrants from Latvia and Lithuania, who had fled... read more
Jameson Gilbert Coka was born in 1910 on a white farm near Vryheid, Natal, the son of a sharecropper. He won a bursary to Adams College, whe... read more

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