Biographies

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James E. Kwegyir Aggrey was born in 1875 into a family of chiefs. A Ghanaian-born educator and clergyman, and one of the most eminent Africa... read more
As a young person, Arenstein joined the left wing Book Club in Durban where, among other authors, Marx and Lenin were read and discussed. At... read more
Phyllis Altman was born on 25 September 1919. She went to Jeppe High School for Girls. As her mother could not afford university fees she ac... read more
Feroza Adam was born on the 16 August 1961. She was drawn into political activity in 1976 while she was a student at Lenasia’s Nirvana High... read more
International award winning filmmaker Junaid Ahmed was born in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) South Africa in 1959. He attended Southland... read more
Peter Henry Abrahams Deras (Peter Abrahams) was born in Vrededorp, Johannesburg’s largest Coloured and Asian slum, on 19 March 1919. Abraham... read more
Captain Lancelot Andrew Elsworth Ariba was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1891. He served in World War I with distinction and late studied arc... read more
Paul Alb erts, one of South Africa’s leading social documentary photographers, was born in 1946 in Pretoria.  He spent his youth i... read more
William Stewart (Bill) Ainslie was born on 10 April 1934 in Bedford (Eastern Cape). Studied at the university of Natal, Pietermartizburg (BA... read more
Albert Adams was born At the Crown Gold Mine near Johannesburg on 23 June 1929. Adams was a child of Indian and Cape Coloured parents. His f... read more

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