Biographies

Gerald Patrick ‘Paddy’ Kearney was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) on 28 August 1942. He was educated at Catholic school... read more
Gert Johannes “Jakes” Gerwel was born on 18 January 1946 in the town of Kommadagga in the district of Somerset East, Eastern Province (now E... read more
Walker Stanley Gawe was born in 1899 on 30 November in the Herschel district of the Cape, where both his parents were teachers. He attended... read more
Reverend Bernard Lazarus Emmanuel Sigamoney was a political activist, Christian minister, sportsman and champion of non-racial sport, trade... read more
*Note: The focus of this biography is on Gandhi's life and times in South Africa. Early life and education Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was b... read more
John Taolo Gaetsewe was born in 1916 at Maruping village in Ga-Segonyana, Northern Cape.His father was a migrant mineworker. He left a missi... read more
Manilal Gandhi was born  on 28 October 1892 in Rajkot, India, the second son of Kasturba and Mohandas Gandhi. He had three brother... read more
Abram "Bram" Fischer was born on 23 April 1908 in the Orange Free State. He was born into a prominent Afrikaans family, son of Percy Ulrich... read more
Nkosinathi Benson Fihla was born on 13th June of 1932 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape). Port Elizabeth. Fihl... read more
Walton Zacharias  Fenyang was born in 1877 in Thaba 'Nchu distric in the Orange Free State. An early treasurer of the African Nati... read more
Jeremy Vearey was born in 1963 in Elsies River. He describes the area as a ‘different Elsies River’ than today as it was only around 50% bui... read more
Patricia de Lille, a South African politician, was born the 17 February, 1951 in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt.She is the third... read more

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