Biographies

Jeanie Noel was born in Durban as one of twelve children, however her family was fortunate enough to own property, something that... read more
History is not kind to Nongqawuse. What we know of her is mainly related to the Cattle-Killing/Millenarian Movement of 1856-7 and her role a... read more
Sister Bernard Ncube was born in Johannesburg in 1932. She attended Roma College in Lesotho, where she received a diploma in Theology and in... read more
Nomkhitha Virginia Mashinini was born on the 9th of May, 1935, in the rural Bengu village of Lady Frere in the former Transkei. After the de... read more
Krotoa (known as Eva to the Dutch and English settlers) was the niece of Autshumao, a Khoi leader and interpreter to the Dutch (he was known... read more
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (known fondly as the "Arch”) was born in Klerksdorp on 7 October 1931. His father, Zachariah, who was educated at a Missi... read more
In 1899 Emily Hobhouse was appointed secretary of the South African Conciliation Committee, which was a group that opposed the British gover... read more
Mary Eveline Fincken was born on 27 April 1882 in Hoyland, Yorkshire, England. She was the eldest daughter of Christopher William Fincken an... read more
Martha Helena Cillié was born on 22 April 1866 in Wellington(SA). She was the daughter of Charl Daniel Cillié and his wife, Martha Helena Ma... read more
Boxall was a music teacher and lecturer, who wanted to open up music education to all children. She saw music as essential in education, and... read more
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Epainette Nomaka Mbeki (née Moerane), known as MaMbeki, was born in February 1916 in Mangoloaneng, in the Sotho-speaking section of the Moun... read more

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