Biographies

Denis Farrell’s aerial photograph in 1994 of a snaking queue of Soweto voters pipped that of Nelson Mandela casting his vote, earning him a... read more
Ndazana Nathaniel (Nat) Nakasa was born on 12 May 1937 in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape. Nakasa was the second of three children of Joseph Nakasa... read more
Fikile Charles Bam was born on 18 July 1937, in Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. He attended St. Peter’s Secondary School from 1956, and went on t... read more
Marcus Solomon was born in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, on 27 January 1939. His father, a waiter by profession, was a Hindu born of Tamil pare... read more
From 1947 to 1949 he worked in the Department of Native Affairs and in 1951 commenced studying for the Higher Primary Teacher\'s Diploma at... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Professor Sir Raymond (Bill) Hoffenberg was born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) on 16 March 1923. He went to school... read more
Stanley Basil  Lollan was born in Johannesburg in 1925, he became one of the few significant coloured activists in the Transvaal in the... read more
Leon Levy was born on 7th August 1929 in Johannesburg to Mary and Mark Levy, immigrants from Lithuania. Levy and his twin brother Norman Lev... read more
Tsepo Tiisetso Letlaka was born in 1925 in the Transkei,Cofimvaba, where his parents were both teachers, he studied at St. John's College, H... read more
Struggle veteran Amos Ndwalane, who escaped the noose by seven days due to the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1990, was... read more
Arthur Elias Letele was born on 2nd October 1915 in Maseru, Lesotho. His father, Elias Letele, was a school inspector. His mother, Catherine... read more

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