Biographies

Siva Pillay was a B.Sc. student at university in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), when he joined uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the African Natio... read more
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Namibian John Pandeni was one of hundreds of People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) SWAPO fighters who were captured and imprisoned on R... read more
Andries Hendrik Potgieter was born in the Graaff Reinet district in the Cape Colony on the 19th of December 1792. He was the secon... read more
Godfrey Mokgonane Pitje was born in 1917, in the northern Transvaal, the son of semiliterate Bapedi parents. Studious and able, he made his... read more
Mathume Joseph Phaahla was born on 11 July 1957 in Ga-Phaahla, Limpopo. Phaahla studied for a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery a... read more
Pahad left India for South Africa in 1919, but returned to India with his father in 1922 to continue with his educational studies. When Dado... read more
Vera Ponnen (nee Vera Gwendoline Alberts) was born in 1915 in England. She came to South Africa in 1938 as a governess. The next year,... read more
Gangen George Ponnen was born on 1 June 1913 in the district of Rooikopjes near Durban, in the then Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). His fath... read more
Navanethem (Navi) Pillay was born on 23 September 1941 in Clairwood, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She attended the University of Natal... read more
Thayanayagie (Thailema), daughter of Veerammal Naidoo and Govindasamy KristshnasamyThambi Naidoo, was four years old when her family mo... read more

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