Biographies

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Born 1929, the son of a labourer, he grew up in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. From St Cyprian's in Sophiatown he went to Adams College but left... read more
Joseph (Joe) Mbuku Nhlanhla was born on 4 December 1936 in Sophiatown. He was one of the five children of Christina Toli (born Buhali) and S... read more
Looksmart Khulile Ngudle was born on 22 May 1922 in KwaZali village, near Alice in the Eastern Cape. His mother, Notyhume, named him Looksma... read more
Bulelani Ngcuka was born on 2 May 1954 in Middledrift, Eastern Cape. His early schooling was in the former Bantustan of Transkei. He later m... read more
He trained as a teacher at Healdtown Institution, a Methodist boarding school near Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape. Ngcayiya left the teac... read more
Born 1921. Messenger-clerk. Came to active politics in 1937 during the mass removal of the people from the African township of Korsten and o... read more
 Ilse Naude was born in 1913 and grew up on the Moravian mission in Genadendal near Caledon.  After completing secondary education... read more
Sister Dora Nginza was affectionately known as the “Mother of New Brighton” as a result of her commitment to helping the sick and downtrodde... read more
Lilian Masediba Ngoyi was born in Pretoria in 1911 to a family of six children, and obtained her primary schooling in Kilnerton. She later e... read more
Rita Ndzanga was born on 17 October 1933, the third child of Isaac and Alina More in a village called Mogopa near Ventersdorp,  western... read more
Manonmony Pillay was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 30 November 1908. Her family was originally from the Thanjavur district in... read more
Dorothy Nomzansi Nyembe was born on the 31st of December 1931 near Dundee in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Her mother, Leeya Basolise Nyembe was t... read more

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