Biographies

H. A. Naidoo was born in Durban in 1915 and was recruited into the Communist Party in the mid-1930s by Edward Roux. He became an active trad... read more
Ambrose Makiwane was born in 29th of November in1921 near Cala in the Transkei. He attended Clarkebury School and was expelled after partici... read more
John Marinus Ferus (Hennie Ferus), an uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) soldier, was born on 8 February 1940. He joined the South African Coloured Peopl... read more
Henry Gordon "Squire" Makgothi was born on 25 December 1928 to Walter Mokowa, a school teacher and Martha Makgothi, a domestic worker,died w... read more
Miriam Makeba was born in March 4th,in 1932 Johannesburg , during a time of economic depression. Her mother, a domestic worker, was imprison... read more
Vusimuzi Linda Make was born in Boksburg in 1934, the son of a priest, and later moved to Evaton.the son of an African Methodist  Episc... read more
The son of a farm worker, Kopi Ben Baartman was born in the Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) town of Molteno on 1 March 1924. He worked o... read more
Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as ‘Tuku’, was born on 22 September, 1952 in Highfield, Zimbabwe. He was the first born in a family of seven sib... read more
Rebecca Malope was born in 1968 in Lekazi near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Beyond the fact that she did not progress that far in her education,... read more
Nelson "Nana” Mahomo was born in 1930 in the Orange Free State, the son of a Dutch Reformed clergyman, he attended Kroonstad High School in... read more
Yunus Ismail Mahomed was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 30 December in 1950 to Amina and Ismail Mahomed.Mahomed grew up in... read more
Phyllis Naidoo was born in Estcourt, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) on the 5 January 1928. She was the daughter of Simon David, a teacher and pri... read more

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