Biographies

Faith Nonhlanhla Mazibuko was born on the 2 April 1965, at Charteston Location, Nigel.  She completed her junior primary education at t... read more
Nomava Eslinah Shangase was born in Pondoland on 9 May 1931. Shangase qualified as a nurse at King Edward Hospital in Durban. As a nurse, in... read more
Jean Clarice Middleton was born in Durban.  She attended Durban Girls' College and received an MA in English from Natal University (now... read more
Eulalie Doreen Stott was born in Fish Hoek on 4 August 1922. Stott was the only child and after her parents’ divorce, when she was just thre... read more
Phila Portia Ndwandwe (also known as Zandile or Zandi) was part of the Natal Machinery of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) under the leadership of Muz... read more
Violet Sarah Matlou (nee Phiri) was born on 4 April 1920 in Rustenburg. She started her schooling in Welgeval and completed it at Mmabeskraa... read more
Florence Elizabeth “Mam Flo” Mnumzana was born on 21 February 1919, into the Mhinga traditional royal family, in Mhinga Village, Limpopo, wh... read more
Hélène Passtoors, a Belgian national was born in the Netherlands (from a Belgian-Dutch family) on 9 August 1942 . She immersed herself in th... read more
Ellen Lambert was born on the 5th of March 1934 at Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape Province. She joined the African National Congress (ANC)... read more
Refiloe Phelile Florence Jackie Sedibe (known as Jackie Sedibe) was born at White River in Mpumalanga. Sedibe’s mother was a domestic worker... read more
Dora Taylor was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1899. At the age of six her mother died of tuberculosis. She was rejected by her father who re... read more
Mandu Mildred Ramakaba-Lesiea was born on 28 January 1933 in Langa, Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape), the only official area f... read more

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