Biographies

Born in Newlands, Cape Town in 1909 and lived most of his life at Onrus, Western Cape.The son of D.C. Boonzaaier (qv.), Gregoire pursued art... read more
Feziwe Bookholane was born in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape in October 1942. She was the first born of seven children. After completing her ma... read more
Michael Barry was born in 1954 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape). After receiving his schooling in Port Elizabeth, Barr... read more
Bee Berman was born in 1949 in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape).After her schooling, Berman worked as a stage designer an... read more
Introduction Stephen (Steve) Bantu Biko was a popular voice of Black liberation in South Africa between the mid 1960s and his death in polic... read more
Professor Chris Barnard led the team which performed the first human-to-human heart transplantation operation at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cap... read more
Woodstock in 1923, Bardien had little formal schooling. He ran away from home at 16 to join the Cape Coloured Corps and was conscripted to f... read more
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on 27 August 1928 into the Zulu royal family. His mother was the daughter of King Dinizulu, and granddau... read more
During the 1960s, at the height of the forced removals with the introduction of the Native Law Amendment Act, there was great panic and conf... read more
Brigalia Bam was born in the former Transkei, in the Eastern Cape. She was formally educated in South Africa and abroad specializing in teac... read more
Ma Baloi as she was fondly addressed, was born on 8 August 1936. She lived in the region of Dunn, in Ward fourteen. She was a very energetic... read more
Brink is a distinguished South African novelist, playwright, literary critic and academic who challenged the apartheid government. He is now... read more

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