Biographies

John Beaver (JB) Marks was born on 21 March 1903, Ventersdorp, Western Transvaal (now North West Province).  His father was a railway w... read more
Leading member of the South African Congress of Democrats. He was born in Latvia in 1927 and came with his family to South Africa in 19... read more
Denis Theodore Goldberg was born on 11th April 1933 in Cape Town, Cape Province (now Western Cape). He married Esme Bodenstein, wh... read more
Trevor Manuel was born 31 January,1956 in Kensington, Cape Town. His father, Abraham Manuel, worked for the Cape Town City Council.Manuel at... read more
Harold Wolpe was born on 14 January 1926 in Johannesburg to a Lithuanian Jewish family. Wolpe graduated with a BA in Social Studies in 1949... read more
Douglas G Wolton was a leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) from 1931 to 1933. He was born in Yorkshire, England,... read more
Kesval “Kay” Moonsamy was born on 5 July 1926. He was active in the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) from the mid-1940s onward. In the early 1950... read more
 Aaron Mosibudi Mangena was born on 7th of August 1947 in Tzaneen, in the Northern Province (now Limpopo) to Tlodipyane Makwela and Teb... read more
Contents 1918-1930s 1940s 1950s 1964-1990 1994-1999 1999 - 2013 Nelson Mandela Awards 1960s - 2000s Awards 1980s Awards... read more
Clarence Mlami Makwetu was born on 6th December 1928 in Hoyita, in the Cofimvaba district, Transkei. He was the second of five chi... read more
Vusimuzi Linda Make was born in Boksburg in 1934, the son of a priest, and later moved to Evaton.the son of an African Methodist  Episc... read more
David Maphgumzana Sibeko was born on 26 August 1938 in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. He received his schooling at the St Cyprian's Anglican... read more

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