Biographies

Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Clegg was born in Bacup, near Rochdale in England on 7 June 1953. His father was from England but his mother was from Sout... read more
Griffiths Mlungisi Mxenge, the eldest son of Johnson Pinti and Hannah Nowise Mxenge, was born in 1935. His parents were well-respected peasa... read more
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
Lizzy Adriana Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a large family of 8 child... read more
Gill Marcus was born in 10 August, 1949 to parents who were active members of the African National Congress (ANC). She grew up in Johannesbu... read more
Sushila Mashruwallah was born in India and grew up in Akola. She was the daughter of a rich, land-owning family who gave much support and mo... read more
Rev. Mzwandile Ebenezer Maqina was born in 2nd of October 1937,New Brighton .He grew up in Port Elizabeth ,the son of two teachers,attended... 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
Thomas Mtobi Mapikela born  in 12th of November 1869,in the Eastern Cape, he trained as a carpenter in Grahamstown and later establishe... read more
Natvarlal Dayalji “Natoo” Babenia was born on 28 March 1924 at Coedmore Road, Bellair, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). Natoo Babenia’s po... read more
Jordan Kush Ngubane was born 15 November 1917 near Ladysmith in Natal, the son of a policeman. After receiving his early education in Ladysm... read more
Poonoosamy Ruthnam Pather (PR) was born in Mauritius in 1895.  His grandfather settled in that country after emigrating from Tanjore in... read more

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