Biographies

Dimitri Tsafendas was the parliamentary messenger who assassinated Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoed on 06 September 1966 by stabbing him four... read more
Motsoko Pheko was born on 13 November 1933 to a wealthy rural family in Lesotho. In the late 1930s, after the sudden death of their parents,... read more
James Edward April was born on 20th of March in 1940, in Bokmakeri Athlone, Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape).He is the younges... read more
William H."Bill" Andrews was  born in Suffolk, England, on 20 March in 1870 into a working-class family,he left school at the age of 13... read more
Julius Nyerere was born on the 13th of April 1922 in Butiama village, next to Lake Victoria, in Tanganyika (name given to the British colony... read more
Seretse Khama was born on 1 July 1921 at Serowe, Bechuanaland (now Botswana). His grandfather was Kgosi (King) Khama III, known as Khama the... read more
Born Makhanda but also known as Nxele, the itola, he is best known in history for leading the ‘Battle of Grahamstown’ in 1819. Except for hi... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Daniel William Alexander was born on 23 December 1883 in Port Elizabeth, the son of a West Indian father and an African mother. Ordained as... read more
Benny Alexander, the third child of Estelle and Johann Alexander, a labourer, was born on 4th of March 1955 in Kimberley, where he also grew... read more
Neil Hudson Aggett was born in Nanyuki, Kenya on 6th October 1953, the first-born child of Aubrey and Joy Aggett. He began his schooling in... read more
Born in 30 November  1933, in India he came to South Africa with his family in June 1935. Adams joined South African Indian Congress (S... read more

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