Biographies

Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Clegg was born in Bacup, near Rochdale in England on 7 June 1953. His father was from England but his mother w... read more
Norman Catherine was born in East London, South Africa in September 1949. He studied at the East London Technical School of Art and held his... read more
Cetshwayo’s place of birth was his father’s (Mpande) kraal of Mlambongwenya, near Eshowe. He was born in 1826, a very troubled p... read more
South African Christian leader, writer and founder of Africa Enterprise, renowned for his initiatives at ecumenism, and reconciliation on pe... read more
Janet Cherry was born in 1961 in Cape Town, where she was raised.  Janet comes from a family committed to social justice.  Her fat... read more
Harriette Emily Colenso was She was born in Norfolk, England, in 1847, the oldest child of Bishop John William Colenso of Natal. Until her f... read more
Born about 1800, in Zomba, Central Africa. From his youth the boy showed the signs of greatness and it was clear that he had a future. The c... read more
Frank Chikane, the son of James and Erenia Chikane, was born on 3 January 1951 in Johannesburg. His father was  a preacher in the Apost... read more
Winston Spencer Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Oxford, in 1874. He came to South Africa as a correspondent to the Morning Post durin... read more
Jameson Gilbert Coka was born in 1910 on a white farm near Vryheid, Natal, the son of a sharecropper. He won a bursary to Adams College, whe... read more
Fred Carneson was born on 13 January 1920 in Goodwood, Cape Town to Anthony and Annie Carneson, a poor Catholic working class family, the si... read more
George Christopher Cato was born in 25 February 1814, London. The eldest son of a Huguenot family called Caton who settled in London. His fa... read more

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