Biographies

Florence Matomela was born in 1910 and worked as a teacher while raising five children. In 1950, angered by new influx control regulations i... read more
George Edward Peake was a founding member and national Chairperson of the South African Coloured People's Organisation (SACPO) in... read more
Winnie  Motlalepule Kgware was born in Thaba Nchu in the Free State on the 27th of October in 1917.  A teacher by profession, and... read more
Michael Zondi was born on 10 March 1926 in Msinga in Greytown, Natal. Zondi spent his childhood at a Swedish Lutheran mission station at Mtu... read more
Dr Ahmed Ismail Limbada grew up in Dundee, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal).  He studied at Sastri College in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal... read more
Bennie Bethuel Albert RaKhoapa Khoapa was born in 1937,he grew up in Matatiela in the Transkei,He graduated from Adama College in 1956,and a... read more
Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, Ethiopia, in 1946 to parents of Amhara and Oromo descent, Mergia grew up absorbing traditional Amhara,... read more
Philip Ate Kgosana was born in 1936 in Makapanstad in the northern Transvaal (current day Limpopo), the son of a minister.  He graduate... read more
Zolile Hamilton Keke was born on 31st of October 1945 in East London and grew up in Duncan Village township.He attended Welsh High School in... read more
Ntwaesele "Fish" Keitseng was born in Kanye, Botswana in 1919, the son of a peasant,the oldest of six children. At the age of 23, he came to... read more
Percival Mdala grew up near King Williamstown in the Eastern Cape. He came to the Garden Route in 1956, where he found work as a gardener fo... read more
Stephen Marais was born in Stellenbosch in 1956. My mother-tongue is English, my ouma-taal Afrikaans. He was nine when Verwoerd was assassin... read more

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