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This article was written by Skylar Jayes and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership ..read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Bernstein relocated to South ..read more
Esme Bodenstein was born on 6 July 1929 in Johannesburg. She trained as a physiotherapist at St Mary’s Hospital ..read more
Amina Cachalia (née Asvat) was born on 28 June 1930, Vereeniging, Transvaal (now Gauteng) to Ebrahim Ismail Asvat and ..read more
Ruth Gosschalk was born on 27 July 1929 in Muizenburg, Cape Town. She was one of four children. Her parents were ..read more
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Elizabeth Mafekeng was born in 1918 in Tarkastad and attended school until Standard 7. Living conditions in her ..read more
Florence Grace Mkhize, widely known as 'Mam Flo', was born in 1932 in Natal. At a young age she decided she ..read more
Mary Moodley, or Aunty Mary as she was known, was born in 1913. She lived in the township of Wattville, Benoni in ..read more
Shanthivathie (Shanthie), the eldest of five children of Ama and Thambi "Naran" Naidoo, was born in Pretoria ..read more
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Ranta was born in 1922 and grew up in the Pretoria area. After leaving school, she worked as a ‘tea ..read more
Ray Alexander Simons née Alexandrowich was born on 12 January 1913 in Latvia. While at school, she displayed little ..read more
Dorothy Nomazotsho Zihlangu was born in 1920 at Dyamala Village in Alice in the Eastern province (now Eastern Cape). ..read more
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