Of Lithuanian Jewish extraction, Louis Washkansky came to South Africa aged 9, and became a grocer in Cape Town’s Greenpoint area. Was... read more
Monica Wilson's parents, Scots Presbyterian missionaries, emigrated to Lovedale at the end of the 19th century; Monica was born there on... read more
Denise Darvall achieved renown when on 3 December 1967, she became the donor in the world’s first successful human heart transplant, p... read more
Sydney Brenner was born in Germiston, close to Johannesburg, to Jewish parents on 13 January 1927. His father was a shoe repairman who had m... read more
Born in Uniondale in the Cape, Blaaiberg spent his youth in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. He studied dentistry in London after spending a ye... read more
Frederick Nkomo was born in Makapanstad near Pretoria in 1915. He was the son of a Methodist minister, Abraham Nkomo, and attended primary s... read more
James Lowell Zwelinzima Njongwe was one of the most dynamic leaders of the African National Congress(ANC) after its turn to mass action... read more
Morice, South Africa’s first qualified veterinarian, was born in Barberton in 1904. She completed the first two years of pre-veterinar... read more
Joseph Albert Mashite Mokoena was born in 25 November 1919 in Johannesburg, he was educated at St. Peter's Secondary School, where he ma... read more
Margaret Chuene Mncadi was born in the Eastern Transvaal, she graduated from Fort Hare and the medical school of the University of the Witwa... read more
Born at Buntingville, Umtata, in the Transkei, he completed B.S. and M.S. degrees, then studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersr... read more
Herbert Henry Curson, the eldest son of Henry Charles Curson, was born on 22 September 1892 in Upper Umzimkulu, KwaZulu Natal. His schooling... read more