Biographies

Dorothy Nomzansi Nyembe was born on the 31st of December 1931 near Dundee in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Her mother, Leeya Basolise Nyembe was t... read more
Harold Wolpe was born on 14 January 1926 in Johannesburg to a Lithuanian Jewish family. Wolpe graduated with a BA in Social Studies in 1949... read more
Thomas Madikwe Manthata was born November 29,1939 in Soekmekaar in the Northern Transvaal.His parents had no formal education.He completed t... read more
Douglas G Wolton was a leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) from 1931 to 1933. He was born in Yorkshire, England,... read more
Albert Nzula was born in Rouxville, in the Orange Free State in 1905. He received his formal education at Bensonvale in Herschel and at Love... read more
Ann-Marie Wolpe was born in Johannesburg on 1st of December 1930 in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng), South Africa. She was the daughte... read more
Thembisile Chris Hani was born in the rural village of Sabalele, in the Cofimvaba region of the former Transkei. He was the fifth of the six... read more
Kesval “Kay” Moonsamy was born on 5 July 1926. He was active in the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) from the mid-1940s onward. In the early 1950... read more
 Aaron Mosibudi Mangena was born on 7th of August 1947 in Tzaneen, in the Northern Province (now Limpopo) to Tlodipyane Makwela and Teb... read more
Alfred Mangena was born in Escort in present day Kwazulu Natal circa 1879. He managed to acquire little formal public education, and eventua... read more
Zolile Malindi was born on 16th of May in 1924 Gqogqora village ,a 14 miles from Tsomo in the former Transkei. His mother, Makhesa, raised h... read more
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