Biographies

Hannah Margaret Stanton was born on 30 November 1913, Teddington, Middlesex, England. In 1956 she went out to visit her brother, Fr Tom Stan... read more
Navanethem (Navi) Pillay was born on 23 September 1941 in Clairwood, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She attended the University of Natal... read more
Sister Dora Nginza was affectionately known as the “Mother of New Brighton” as a result of her commitment to helping the sick and downtrodde... read more
Alex Moumbaris was born in Egypt to French parents and later became a naturalised Australian. He worked as a trade unionist and came to Sout... read more
The history of Queen Njinga (or Nzinga) of Ndongo/Matamba is contested. Portuguese colonial historians and missionaries would emphasise her... read more
Lulu Dube was born in Inanda in 1931. She was the third child born to John Langalibalele Dube and Angeline (neè Khumalo) Dube and their last... read more
There's still much not known publicly about Fezekile Kuzwayo. Unfortunately the event that she is best known for is the Jacob Zuma rape case... read more
A founding member of the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM) and an active figure in the All African Convention and the Anti-CAD (anti-Colour... read more
Diane Case was born in Woodstock, Cape Town in 1955, the daughter of an Indian father and mixed race mother of slave ancestry. The family la... read more
Aunty Kobera Manual of Ocean View died at the age of 98 on Wednesday 27 July 2016. In 2009 I interviewed her at her home in Ocean View, when... read more
This biography was written by SAHO in collaboration with Artthrob MODUS OPERANDI Jo Ractliffe is a documentary photographer who captures the... read more
This biography was written by Artthrob in collaboration with SAHO. Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist based in Johannesburg... read more

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