Biographies

In 1971 Conny Braam, together with some others, broke away from the Comite Zuid-Afrika (CZA) to form the more radical Anti-Apartheidsbewegin... read more
Boxall was a music teacher and lecturer, who wanted to open up music education to all children. She saw music as essential in education, and... read more
Diana Bishop was born in Cape Town. She made her first political statement at age eleven in 1961 when South Africa became a republic. During... read more
Molly Blackburn was born in 1930.  She was the daughter of Elgar Bellhouse who was at one time the chairperson of the Progressive Party... read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Bernstein relocated to South Africa in 1932 where... read more
Sathima Benjamin was born into a humble family in Claremont, Cape Town in 1936. Deeply influenced by the cosmopolitan culture she grew up wi... read more
Mary Benson was born in Pretoria where she received her early education. In 1941 she joined the South African Women’s Army and served in Cai... read more
Born in Lithuania in 1924, Barsel came to South Africa when she was three years old. She dedicated her life to the struggle of the South Afr... read more
Yetta Barenblatt was born on 24 September 1913, in Dublin, Ireland, to Basna and Solomon Malamed.  In 1925, a friend encouraged her to... read more
Ballinger was a member of the white Native Representatives Council (NRC) in the 1930s, and together with Senator Edgar Brookes helped to cha... read more
Frances “MaBaard” Baard was born 1st of October in 1909 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. She worked as a domestic servant and then as a teacher... read more
Villa Baker was born on 12 March 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution,while World War I was still raging . She grew up in Brakpan, East... read more

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