Biographies

The participation of women passive resisters was a key element of the Satyagraha Campaign of 1913 - 1914. Angered by the Supreme Court judge... read more
Portia "Bashin" Modise was born on 20 June 1983 in White City Soweto, Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). Modise chose football at a young age... read more
Sushila Mashruwallah was born in India and grew up in Akola. She was the daughter of a rich, land-owning family who gave much support and mo... read more
Head was the daughter of a white woman and black man. After her mother’s parents found she was pregnant she was sent to a mental asylum, whe... read more
Ahmed Timol was born in Breyton, Transvaal on 3 November 1941 to Haji Yusuf Ahmed Timol and Hawa Ismail Dindar. His father came to South Afr... read more
Dr Kesaveloo Goonaruthnum Naidoo  (Dr Goonam) was born in 1906 in Durban. She grew up in Grey Street, with three brothers and three sis... read more
Henry Eric Isaacs was born March 21 in 1949,He grew up in Raisethorpe,a peri-urban area of Pietermaritzburg.His family was of diverse racial... read more
Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo played an outstanding role in the South African liberation movement for over half a century - in persuading the Indi... read more
Gangathura (Monty) Mohambry Naicker was born the eldest son of Papiah Gangathura Naicker, a well-to-do businessman, and his wife Dhanalutchm... read more
D.F. Malan was born in 1874 in Riebeeck West in the Cape. He completed his doctorate of divinity at the University of Utrecht in 1905 and wa... read more
Alfred ‘Tough’ Hutchinson  was born of coloured and Swazi parents in 1924 in the Hectorspruit district of the Eastern Transvaal, he gra... read more
Mokgadi Caster Semenya was born on 7 January 1991 to her parents Dorus and Jacob Semenya. She was born in Ga-Masehlong, a village near Polok... read more

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