Biographies

Jainub Jane Gool – Tabata was born in Cape Town on 19 March 1902 to Yusuf and Wageda Gool, the sixth of nine children. Her father, an immigr... read more
Zubeida “Juby” Mayet was born in 1937 in Fietas, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). Mayet began writing in the mid-1950s while at high s... read more
Helen Zille attended school at St. Mary's Waverley in Johannesburg. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Witwat... read more
Jessie Yasmin Duarte was born on 19 September in 1953, one of nine siblings in Newclare, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) to Julie and... read more
Jomo Kenyatta was born Kamau to parents Moigoi and Wamboi ”” his father was the chief of a small agricultural village in Gatundu Division, K... read more
Dulcie Evonne September, the second eldest daughter of Jakobus and Susan September was born on the 20th August 1935 in Royal rd, Maitland an... read more
Jacqueline Daane was born on 17 December 1937. A White South African, her first encounter with police came in 1956 when she adopted a mute B... read more
Navanethem (Navi) Pillay was born on 23 September 1941 in Clairwood, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She attended the University of Natal... read more
Sonja Schlesin was born in Moscow on 6 June 1888 to Isidor Schlesin and his wife Helena Dorothy (nee Schloss). The Schlesin family late... read more
Phila Portia Ndwandwe (also known as Zandile or Zandi) was part of the Natal Machinery of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) under the leadership of Muz... read more
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
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

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