Biographies

Billy Nair was born in Ansonia Lane (now Lacey Road), Sydenham, Durban on 27 November 1929. He was one of five children born to Parvathy and... read more
Elsie Nair (nee Goldstone) was born in Newcastle, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) in 1927.  After completing her primary school education, sh... read more
Narainsamy Thambi Naidoo, also known as “Naran” or “Roy.” was born in 1901 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) where the family h... read more
  Veerammal Naidoo, wife of Govindasamy Krishnasamy Thambi Naidoo*, suffered greatly because of the repeated imprisonments of her husba... read more
Govindasamy Krishnasamy Thambi Naidoo*was born of indentured stock in 1875 in Mauritius. His family, originally from Mattur, state of Madras... read more
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Phila Portia Ndwandwe (also known as Zandile or Zandi) was part of the Natal Machinery of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) under the leadership of Muz... read more
Margaret Nash was born at Milford-on-Sea in England on 1 March 1929.  In 1931, her family moved to South Africa and settled in Durban,... read more
Jeannette Ndhlovu was born on 2nd October 1953 in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Ndhlovu obtained her primary and secondary... read more
Ngobese was born in 1960 in KwaMashu but he later moved to Cator Manor Township outside Durban in KwaZulu Natal. He attended the Dumani Lowe... read more
Zimasile Ngqawana affectionately known as ‘Zim’was born in New Brighton a township in Port-Elizabeth on 25 December 1959. He was the younges... read more
Mads Nørgaard is a Danish-born photographer who has spent the last decade of his life documenting and capturing the Mother City and her peop... read more

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