Biographies

Johanna was born in Licthtenburg on 27 February 1912 to an Afrikaner family where she grew up. Their family was very nationalistic, with bot... read more
Jean Sinclair was born in 1908 and became involved in politics after the Springbok Legion protested against the National Party’s segreg... read more
Fatima Seedat was born in the Strand, Cape Town on 14 October 1922. She attended Trafalgar High school up to what was standard 8 in those da... read more
Magdaline Resha was born on the 5th of May 1923 in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. She was the second daughter of Mr. Oziel Tsekiso and Lidia Mamod... read more
Mamphela Ramphele was born on 28 December 1947 in Bochum District, Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo). Her mother, Rangoato Rahab, and her fat... read more
Thayanayagie (Thailema), daughter of Veerammal Naidoo and Govindasamy KristshnasamyThambi Naidoo, was four years old when her family mo... read more
Lilian Masediba Ngoyi was born in Pretoria in 1911 to a family of six children, and obtained her primary schooling in Kilnerton. She later e... read more
Rita Ndzanga was born on 17 October 1933, the third child of Isaac and Alina More in a village called Mogopa near Ventersdorp,  western... read more
Manonmony Pillay was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 30 November 1908. Her family was originally from the Thanjavur district in... read more
Ruth Mompati was born on 14 September1925 in the village called Khanyesa in the North West Province. She was the daughter of Seli Seichoko a... read more
Kate Dinkwetsi Molale was born in 1928 and died in 1980 after a car accident. In 1954 she was elected as Secretary General of the Sophiatown... read more
Ida was born in 1903 and worked as a dressmaker. She was the first president of the African National Congress Women’s League and a... read more

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