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A founding member of the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM) and an active figure in the All African Convention and the ..read more
Lizzy Adriana Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a ..read more
Feroza Adam was born on the 16 August 1961. She was drawn into political activity in 1976 while she was a student at ..read more
Albert Adams was born At the Crown Gold Mine near Johannesburg on 23 June 1929. Adams was a child of Indian and Cape ..read more
Neil Hudson Aggett was born in Nanyuki, Kenya on 6th October 1953, the first-born child of Aubrey and Joy Aggett. He ..read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville ..read more
Mohamed (Bob) Suleman Asmal was born in 1923 in Piet Retief.  He was accused in the Treason Trial, and the trial ..read more
Kader Abdul Asmal was born on 8th of October in 1934, in the small rural town of Stanger, KwaZulu Natal (then Natal). ..read more
This article was written by Michelle Hayman and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The ‘People ..read more
Zainab Ebrahim Asvat was born 1920 in Johannesburg,daughter of EI Asvat, came under the tutelage of her father as a ..read more
Sara ‘Saartjie’ Baartman was born in 1789* at the Gamtoos river in what is now known as the Eastern Cape. She belonged ..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 ..read more
Dr Saleem Badat holds Bachelors and Honours degrees in the Social Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a ..read more
Born in Durban in 1945, Badsha grew up in a Gujarati Muslim family. His grandparents immigrated to South Africa from ..read more
William George Ballinger was born on 21st of September in 1894 in Britain. In 1928 he was sent to South Africa by the ..read more
Richard Granville Baloyi was born on 1897 and lived in Alexandra north of Johannesburg in 1922. His first job was that ..read more
Mohammed Cassim Bassa the estate agent and community leader was born on 11 August 1925 in India. He was the eighth of ..read more
Mary Benson was born in Pretoria where she received her early education. In 1941 she joined the South African Women’s ..read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Her father was a committed ..read more
Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein was born on 20th of  March in 1920 Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) of European Jewish ..read more
Introduction Stephen (Steve) Bantu Biko was a popular voice of Black liberation in South Africa between the mid 1960s ..read more

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