Biographies

Henry Eric Isaacs was born March 21 in 1949,He grew up in Raisethorpe,a peri-urban area of Pietermaritzburg.His family was of diverse racial... read more
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
Gangathura (Monty) Mohambry Naicker was born the eldest son of Papiah Gangathura Naicker, a well-to-do businessman, and his wife Dhanalutchm... read more
Alfred ‘Tough’ Hutchinson  was born of coloured and Swazi parents in 1924 in the Hectorspruit district of the Eastern Transvaal, he gra... read more
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
Dr Alexander (Alex) Lionel Boraine was born in 1931 in Cape Town, Western Province. In 1950, at the age of nineteen, Boraine started his car... read more
Sipho Philip Mutsi died in 1985 at the Odendaalrus police station, he was the youngest detainee to die in police custody at age 17. He was a... read more
Alan Stewart Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on 11 January 1903. His father, James Paton, a Scottish immigrant and civil... read more
F. W. de Klerk was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 18 March 1936. F.W. de Klerk grew up in a political family, with both hi... read more
Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo was born on 16 September 1947 in Kwambunda village on the banks of the Blood River in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). In... read more
Geraldine Fraser was born in 1960 in Lansdowne, Cape Town. She received her primary education in Wynberg and matriculated at Livingstone Hig... read more
Gert Johannes “Jakes” Gerwel was born on 18 January 1946 in the town of Kommadagga in the district of Somerset East, Eastern Province (now E... read more

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