Biographies

Fred Carneson was born on 13 January 1920 in Goodwood, Cape Town to Anthony and Annie Carneson, a poor Catholic working class family, the si... read more
Hilda Bernstein (nee Watts) was born in London in 1915. She was educated at state schools. Her father was a committed Bolshevik and non-reli... read more
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born on 3rd of November 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Richard Rive was born on 1 March 1931 in Cape Town, and grew up in District Six, which was a Coloured, or “mixed race”, area under apartheid... read more
Lebo Mathosa was born in Daveyton in the East Rand. She began singing at the age of seven in the local church choir.  The Mathosa famil... read more
Nokutela Dube was the first wife of Reverend John Langalibalele Dube, the first President General of the South African Native National Congr... read more
Jomo Sono as he is affectionately known was born in Orlando East in Soweto, Johannesburg on 17 July 1955. At the age of 8, his father Eric “... read more
  Barry Anderson Richards was born on 21 July 1945 in Morningside, Durban in Natal. Richards played cricket for Natal at his... read more
  Clive Rice was born on 23 July 1949 in Johannesburg. His education started at St. Johns College and from there to Damelin Colleg... read more
Jonathan Neil Rhodes, better known as Jonty, was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal on 27 July 1969. He grew up in the picturesque Piet... read more
Lucas Radebe was born on 12 April 1969 in Diepkloof, Soweto. When he was 15 years old, his parents sent him away to Bophuthatswana to avoid... read more

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