Biographies

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
The thinker, poet and painter, Lefifi Tladi was born in 1949 in the culturally vibrant township of Lady Selborne in Pretoria. The township f... read more
Joel Mabi  Lengisi was born in 1920 at the Sitholeni Location, Engcobo, [Eastern Province, now Eastern Cape], Lengisi later moved to... read more
On 21 March 1914, Lembede was born into a peasant family living on the farm in Eston in Natal. He was baptised as an Anglican. His father, M... read more
Adrian Leftwich grew up in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape), in 1940 in a liberal Jewish family. His father was a doctor, and... read more
His real name was Charles Rawden Maclean and he had run away to sea at the age of 12. He arrived in Natal with Lieutenant J. S. King's party... read more
Mosiuoa Patrick Lekota was born in Kroonstad on 13 August 1948, into a working class family where he was the eldest of seven children. Most... read more
João dos Santos Albasini was born in Lisbon, Portugal on 1 June 1813. Beside the fact that his father was a sea captain, little is known abo... read more
He was born in 19 December,1915 near Mafeteng, Basutoland (now Lesotho), the son of an Anglican minister. In 1940, while a student at L... read more
Benjamin (Ben) Johnson was born February 25,1925. Langa’s father, was a Minister of Religion and his mother was a housewife who was also int... read more
James Arnold La Guma was born August 23,1894 in Bloemfontein. A trade unionist and political activist, was the elder of two children born to... read more

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