Biographies

Chief Rabbi Israel Abrahams was born on 12 March 1903 in Vilna, Lithuania. He was the son of Zecharya Alter Abramowich and Rachel Leah... read more
Abraham Faure was born on 29 August 1795 in Stellenbosch. Faure was one of the leading personalities of his tune in church and intellec... read more
This article was written by Joline Young for SAHO The school Outside of the Slave Lodge, under a tree in Spin Street, enslaved people w... read more
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa was born on 21 July 1921 in Zululand, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal). His father’s first wife with whom he had three... read more
Joosub was born in Ranavav in India in 1862. He was the youngest of five children fathered by Hajee Joosub, a merchant, farmer and herbalist... read more
Mohammed Cassim Bassa the estate agent and community leader was born on 11 August 1925 in India. He was the eighth of nine children of Moham... read more
Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal was the son of the Jariam Singh, a former President of the Transvaal Indian Association. He received his early educa... read more
Donato Francisco Mattera was born in Western Native Township, now called Westbury, Johannesburg in 1935. His grandfather was an Italian immi... read more
Abdullah Haron was born on 8 February 1924 in Newlands-Claremont, an area which in the late twentieth century became a very prosperous comme... read more
Chief Dalindyebo, of the Tembus, was born in 1865. At the age of 14 years he was admitted into St. John's, where he remained until his r... read more
In about 1657 Doman, a Goring-haiqua Khoikhoi, was sent to Batavia to learn to become an interpreter. But having witnessed first hand the ca... read more
Malebogo (Kgalusi Seketa Masilo Ratshatsha Malaboch) was chief of the Bahananwa chiefdom, a group of the Tswana peoples. Lebogo led the Baha... read more

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