Biographies

Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo played an outstanding role in the South African liberation movement for over half a century - in persuading the Indi... read more
Docrat was born in the village of Kathor, India on 15 September 1915. His grandfather was a pioneering businessman who traded in Burma and S... read more
Fred Carneson was born on 13 January 1920 in Goodwood, Cape Town to Anthony and Annie Carneson, a poor Catholic working class family, the si... 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
Harriet Bolton was born in 1927 in Makwassie in Southern Transvaal, the eldest of four children – a younger brother and two sisters. Her fam... read more
Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein was born on 20th of  March in 1920 Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) of European Jewish immigrants. He was the... read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Her father was a committed Bolshevik and non-reli... read more
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born on 3rd of November 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer... read more
Richard Granville Baloyi was born on 1897 and lived in Alexandra north of Johannesburg in 1922. His first job was that of a taxi driver but... read more
William George Ballinger was born on 21st of September in 1894 in Britain. In 1928 he was sent to South Africa by the British Independent La... read more
Zainab Ebrahim Asvat was born 1920 in Johannesburg,daughter of EI Asvat, came under the tutelage of her father as a young girl. She accompan... read more
Kader Abdul Asmal was born on 8th of October in 1934, in the small rural town of Stanger, KwaZulu Natal (then Natal). Young Asmal was raised... read more

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