Biographies

Kesaveloo Goonaruthnum Naidoo  (Dr Goonam) was born in 1906 in Durban. She grew up in Grey Street, with three brothers and three sister... read more
Zainunnisa “Cissie” Gool was born in Cape Town in 1897. One of South Africa most popular and renowned female political leaders,Her father wa... read more
Sheila Cussons was born at the Moravia Missionary Station near Piketberg, Western Cape.  She matriculated at Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria... read more
Patricia de Lille, a South African politician, was born the 17 February, 1951 in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt.She is the third... read more
Vicky Sampson was born in 1969, to Faye and Victor Sampson. Her father, Victor, was a member of the Golden City Dixies, a travelling vaudevi... read more
Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932, during a time of economic depression. Her mother, a domestic worker, was imprisoned for six... read more
Letty began her first work in the art field in 1925 when she began work at the Onderstepoort Veterinary laboratory. Here she had to record i... read more
Nokutela Dube was the first wife of Reverend John Langalibalele Dube, the first President General of the South African Native National Congr... read more
Sheena Duncan was born in Johannesburg on 7th of December in 1932 and was the eldest of the five children in her family. She was educated at... read more
Bettie Du Toit was born on 15 July in  1910,on a farm in the former Transvaal Province. She was orphaned at three when her father died.... read more
Introduction Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (née Nontsikelelo Thethiwe) was one of the prominent anti-apartheid South African leaders, widely... read more
Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta Obe ‘Buchi Emecheta’ was born in the Nigerian city of Lagos on 21 July in 1944 to Jeremy Nwabudinke, a... read more

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