Biographies

In 1899 Emily Hobhouse was appointed secretary of the South African Conciliation Committee, which was a group that opposed the British gover... read more
Abdullah Haron was born on 8 February 1924 in Newlands-Claremont, an area which in the late twentieth century became a very prosperous comme... read more
Justice Zakeria “Zac” Mohammed Yacoob was born on 3 March 1948.  He became blind at 16 months because of meningitis. Yacoob attended Du... read more
Reverend Bernard Lazarus Emmanuel Sigamoney was a political activist, Christian minister, sportsman and champion of non-racial sport, trade... read more
Dwane was born in the Eastern Cape in 1848 and was raised as a Wesleyan. Ordained as a minister in 1881, he proved to be a man of great abil... read more
Kaiser Matanzima was a chief of the Thembus.  When the South African government introduced the Bantu Authorities Act in the 1950s, the... read more
King Cetshwayo’s place of birth was his father’s (Mpande) kraal of Mlambongwenya, near Eshowe. He was born in 1826, a very troubled period i... read more
John L Collins was born on the 23 March 1905 in Hawkhurst in Kent, England. He was the youngest child on the four children born to Arthur Co... read more
James Arthur Calata was born into a poor farming family at Debe Nek near King Williamstown. His father James Calata was a Presbyterian and h... read more
Azhar Cachalia was born in Edinburgh Scotland on 26th of June 1956. He attended school there and then later in Benoni, Gauteng province, Sou... read more
There's still much not known publicly about Fezekile Kuzwayo. Unfortunately the event that she is best known for is the Jacob Zuma rape case... read more
If Ali Bacher's commitment to cricket had ended after his playing days, he would have had a proud place on the sport's roll of honour. It wa... read more

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