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Eminent sociologist and political analyst Professor Lawrence Schlemmer was born in Pretoria, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 11 September 1936. A... read more
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa was born on 21 July 1921 in Zululand, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal). His father’s first wife with whom he had three child... read more
Mthuli ka Shezi was a leading Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) intellectual. He was also a playwright and a cultural activist. He was pres... read more
Professor Willem Petrus Esterhuyse (Willie) Esterhuyse was born in 1936 in Laingsburg, Western Province (now Western Cape), on his father’s... read more
Frederik Bester Howard (Erik) Laubscher was born on 3 February 1927 in Tulbagh, in the Cape. His father was a Glasgow trained physician with... read more
Francois Roux was born in 1927 at Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He attended the Boys High School, Stellenbosch... read more
Dr Arthur David (Kin) Bensusan was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) in 1921. The son of a physician, he schooled at St John's C... read more
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

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