Biographies

Vice Admiral J. Mudimu was born on 6 March 1954 in Sophiatown (Johannesburg). He joined the African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto We... read more
Khotso Seatlholo was born on 5 November 1958. He was a student at Naledi High School  in Soweto when the 1976 Student riots ensued. Sea... read more
Tiyani Lybon Mabasa was born in Johannesburg on 17 June 1952. The second of eight children, his single mother brought up Mabasa in Soweto.... read more
Joseph Mdluli was born in 1925 in lngwavuma, Northern Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), the only son in the family. He grew up looking after his fa... read more
Richard Steele was born to a Scottish father and a South African mother, in Pretoria, in 1956. His father emigrated to South Africa at the e... read more
Petros Molefe was born in Kroonstad and moved to Johannesburg and worked as a truck driver. He married Maria Molefe and they had no children... read more
Hemant Kumar Waghmarae was born on 24 October 1948 in Mumbai, India to Vishnu Maroothi Waghmarae and Indumati Bane Waghmarae. He is one of s... read more
Yusuf (Joe) Jacobs was born in District Six, Cape Town on 17 September 1940.  His father was Ismail Jacobs, a tailor.  His paterna... read more
Vuyani Mabaxa grew up in Diepkloof, Johannesburg. His parents were members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehaw... read more
Abdul Rahman Dawood or 'Apmai' as he was affectionately known was born in India to a family of progressive community activists in October 19... read more
Amichand “Bengal Tiger” Rajbansi was born in Clairwood, Durban on 14 January 1942. At the age of 14 he attended every African National Congr... read more
Sizakele Sigxashe was born on 21 June 1937. Sigxashe joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1959 and became involved in its anti apar... read more

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