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
Ndazana Nathaniel (Nat) Nakasa was born on 12 May 1937 in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape. Nakasa was the second of three children of Joseph Nakasa... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Professor Sir Raymond (Bill) Hoffenberg was born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) on 16 March 1923. He went to school... read more
James Arnold La Guma was born August 23,1894 in Bloemfontein. A trade unionist and political activist, was the elder of two children born to... read more
Mac Maharaj was born on the 22 April 1935, the fourth of the eight children of Mr and Mrs NR Maharaj of Newcastle, Natal. He matriculated at... read more
Early Life Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi – his praise name) was born on 12 April 1942 at Nkandla in northern Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal)... read more
Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan was born in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa on 12 April 1949.  He matriculated from Sastri Coll... read more
Moses Mauane Kotane was born at Tamposstad in the Rustenburg district of the western Transvaal on 9th of August in 1905, Kotane came from a... 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
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on 27 August 1928 into the Zulu royal family. His mother was the daughter of King Dinizulu, and granddau... read more

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