Biographies

Kate Dinkwetsi Molale was born in 1928 and died in 1980 after a car accident. In 1954 she was elected as Secretary General of the Sophiatown... read more
Ida was born in 1903 and worked as a dressmaker. She was the first president of the African National Congress Women’s League and a... read more
Maggie Mikula was born in Durban on 19 August 1941. She attended St Mary’s School in Durban and matriculated in 1959.  She then went on... read more
Nöel Robb (nee Barrow) was born on 25 December 1913, in Plymouth, England. She was the third child of Benjamin Wingate Barrow, a naval offic... read more
Fatima Meer was born in Grey Street, Durban on 12 August 1928, the daughter of Moosa Meer and Rachel Farrel and the second born of their nin... read more
Freda Levson was born on 21 November 1911 in Pretoria, South Africa. Her father was a prominent physician in Johannesburg. She was educated... read more
Helen Zille attended school at St. Mary's Waverley in Johannesburg. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Witwat... read more
Mary Susan Malahele-Xakana was born in Polokwane (then Pietersburg). Her father had been ostracized by the BaPedi for becoming a Christian a... read more
Sophia Theresa Williams-de Bruyn was born in 1938, in Villageboard, a mixed area that had different nationalities living side by side. She w... read more
Wilman studied botany at the University of Cambridge, which she completed in 1888 when she received a certificate. It was only in 1931, once... read more
Josephine Ethel (Josie) Wood was born on 22 January 1874 in Grahamstown. She was one of the six children of the first mayor of Grahamstown,... read more
Sue Williamson was born in Litchfield, England in 1941. Her family immigrated to South Africa in 1948. Williamson studied at the Art Student... read more

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