Biographies

Samuel Makama Martin Masabalala was born in 6th December 1877, in Uniondale in the Cape and was educated in Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth.... read more
Phila Portia Ndwandwe (also known as Zandile or Zandi) was part of the Natal Machinery of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) under the leadership of Muz... read more
Zainunnisa “Cissie” Gool was born in Cape Town in 1897. One of South Africa's most popular and renowned female political leaders, her father... read more
Nokuthula Orela Simelane was born in 1960 in Mzinoni Township near Bethal in Mpumalanga. She was the first of two daughters (Nokuthula and T... read more
Joseph Johannes Marks was born on 22 April 1936 in Mossel Bay, where his father, a fisherman, was also born.  He grew up in Pacaltsdorp... read more
Isaac Lesiba Maphotho (Bra Ike) was born in Ga-Makgato (Blouberg Municipality) on 26 February 1931.  He completed his Standard 6 (Grade... 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
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

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