Biographies

Penelope Jane Dunlop (P.J. Powers) was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 16 July 1960. She chose PJ Powers as her stage name using her i... read more
Sipo Elijah Mzimela was born on 19 June 1935, in Durban, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) to Allison and Maria Mzimela. The entire family was raise... read more
Christopher McGregor was born on 24 December 1936 in Somerset West in the Western Cape. He grew up in Blythswood in the Transkei (now a part... read more
Leopold ‘Leo’ Marquard was born on 15 June 1897 in Winburg in the Orange Free State. His father was Reverend J. J. T. Marquard of the Dutch... read more
Jonas Mosa  Gwangwa  was born in 1937 in Orlando East, Soweto. The young Gwanga was one of many musicians mentored by Alto Saxopho... read more
Winston Monwabisi Mankunku Ngozi was born on 21 June 1943, in Retreat, Cape Town. He was the first-born in a musical family. In the 1960’s t... read more
Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde was born on 30 November 1938, in Newcastle. He grew up in Alexander Township. His father died while he was young... read more
  Pieter Dirk Uys was born in Cape Town in 1945. He studied drama at UCT from 1965 to 1965 before going to study at the London Film Sch... read more
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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
Victor Mhleli Ntoni was born in Langa in 1947, Western Province (now Western Cape) learning music from his mother, a locally recognised sing... read more

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