Biographies

Billy Modise was born on 8 December 1930 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (now Free State Province). He received an Anglican scholarship w... 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
Dora Taylor was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1899. At the age of six her mother died of tuberculosis. She was rejected by her father who re... read more
An advocate at the Johannesburg Bar for 25 years, prior to becoming a provincial and thereafter appellate judge, Judge Johann Christiaan Kri... read more
Ntwaesele "Fish" Keitsing was born in Kanye, Botswana in 1919, the son of a peasant. At the age of 23, he came to South Africa as a minework... read more
Acted as President of the Transvaal when the territory was annexed in 1877, joined Kruger and Pretorius to take up arms against the British.... read more
David Ivon Jones was born in 1883 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones was orphaned as a young child.  He was brought up by his grandparents, b... read more
Sir Julius Gottlieb Ferdinand Jeppe was born in Rostock, Mecklenburg- Schwerin, Germany in July 1859. Jeppe and his family immigrated to Sou... read more
Leander Starr Jameson was the son of Robert William Jameson and Christian Pringle. After his parents moved to London, he went to school at G... read more
John Tengo Jabavu was born on 11 January 1859 near the Methodist mission school at Healdtown district. His parents, though poor, were anxiou... read more
A leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Transvaal in the 1950s. Born of coloured and Swazi parents in 1924 in the Hectorsprui... read more
Born on 17 August 1910 in Roodepoort, Percy John ‘Jack’ Hodgson was the eldest son of three children born to Jessy (nee Turner) and Percy Jo... read more

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