Biographies

Sorabji Rustomjee, son of Parsee Rustomjee, was born in Durban on 25 December 1895. He went to India to study and soon after returning to So... read more
Mac Maharaj was born on the 22 April 1935, the fourth of the eight children of Mr and Mrs NR Maharaj of Newcastle, Natal. He matriculated at... read more
It was, however, only at university that Moosa got involved in politics. He attended the University of Durban-Westville, where he obtained h... read more
Ismail Chota Meer (known as IC) was born in 1918 in the small town of Waschbank in Northern Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). His father was a trad... read more
Dr. Silas Modiri Molema (Silas Modiri) was born in 1891 in Mafikeng, South Africa. His father was a member of the Royal family of the Barolo... read more
He was commonly referred to as Dada Abdulla. His brother, Abdul Karim Jhaveri, and himself, were the directors of Dada Abdulla and Company.... read more
Frank Chikane, the son of James and Erenia Chikane, was born on 3 January 1951 in Johannesburg. His father was  a preacher in the Apost... read more
Mweli Skota was born in Kimberley in the 1880s and attended school there. He worked at various times as a clerk, journalist, court interpret... read more
Born in the Orange Free State, Tloome became involved in trade union work in the 1930s and joined the Communist Party. In 1941 he was chosen... read more
Oscar Mpetha was born at Mount Fletcher in the Transkei in 1909 and in 1934 sought work in Cape Town, where he was employed as a dock worker... read more
Molefe was born in 1952 in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. He was one of eight children, and spent most of his youth living with his aunt. His mot... read more
Clarence Makwetu was born on 6 December 1928 in Hoyita, in the Cofimvaba district, Transkei. He was the second of five children of... read more

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