Biographies

Van den Heever was born in Windhoek in 1926 but attended school in Bloemfontein. She went on to complete her MA in English at the University... read more
Born on the 3rd November 1933, community worker Florence Barbara Ribeiro was the fourth of five children. Her father, Henry Mathe, was a lab... read more
Fabian Defu Ribeiro was born on the 19th of June 1933 in Bantule, he was the third child of Joseph and Katherine Ribeiro (nee Mothibe). His... read more
Kate O’Regan was born in Liverpool, England. She grew up in Cape Town. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Cape Town in 1978 and he... read more
Jeanie Noel was born in Durban as one of twelve children, however her family was fortunate enough to own property, something that... read more
History is not kind to Nongqawuse. What we know of her is mainly related to the Cattle-Killing/Millenarian Movement of 1856-7 and her role a... read more
Sister Bernard Ncube was born in Johannesburg in 1932. She attended Roma College in Lesotho, where she received a diploma in Theology and in... read more
Nomkhitha Virginia Mashinini was born on the 9th of May, 1935, in the rural Bengu village of Lady Frere in the former Transkei. After the de... read more
Krotoa (known as Eva to the Dutch and English settlers) was the niece of Autshumao, a Khoi leader and interpreter to the Dutch (he was known... read more
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (known fondly as the "Arch”) was born in Klerksdorp on 7 October 1931. His father, Zachariah, who was educated at a Missi... read more
Mary Eveline Fincken was born on 27 April 1882 in Hoyland, Yorkshire, England. She was the eldest daughter of Christopher William Fincken an... read more
Martha Helena Cillié was born on 22 April 1866 in Wellington(SA). She was the daughter of Charl Daniel Cillié and his wife, Martha Helena Ma... read more

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