Biographies

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
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

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