Biographies

Together with women like Mary Moodley, Frances Baard, Rita Ndzanga and many others, they fought against the triple oppression of South Afric... read more
Early Years Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born, the fifth of nine children, in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei o... read more
Nico Carstens was a popular South African composer of accordion music. He got his first accordion at the age of 13 and won an adult music co... read more
International award winning filmmaker Junaid Ahmed was born in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) South Africa in 1959. He attended Southland... read more
Wim Botha is a contemporary artist working mainly in the mediums of sculpture and installation. He was born in Pretoria in 1974 and grew up... read more
Ngobese was born in 1960 in KwaMashu but he later moved to Cator Manor Township outside Durban in KwaZulu Natal. He attended the Dumani Lowe... read more
Tracy Payne’s hyper real paintings evoke a sense of sublime sexuality in the art of constraint, even if she is painting a flower. She was b... read more
Born in 1955 and based most of his life in Cape Town, Emile Maurice was an artist, curator, author educator and Nation builder. He received... read more
This biography was written by SAHO in collaboration with Artthrob MODUS OPERANDI When Berni Searle was asked by the Brooklyn Museum of Art w... 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
Diana Mitchell was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, or what was then known as Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, on 16 November 1932[i]. She was famous... read more
On 27 May 2016, surrounded by his beloved family, Kunene died peacefully at his home in Madison, America.  He was 93 years old.[i] Dani... read more

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