Biographies

Pieter Beyleveld was born in 1916 in the Orange Free State and educated at farm schools. He joined the army at the outbreak of World War II,... read more
Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein was born on 20th of  March in 1920 Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) of European Jewish immigrants. He was the... 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
Sibusiso Mandlenkosi Emmanuel Bengu was born on 8th  of May in 1934 in Natal. He began his career as a teacher in 1952. His years of te... read more
Hyman M Basner was born in Russia in 1905, and moved to South Africa at an early age. Basner  and his mother  joined other family... read more
Elijah Barayi was born in Lingelihle, (Cradock ) Eastern Cape, on 15th of  June  in 1930. He was one of eight children of working... read more
Jeffry Dumo Baqwa was born on 24th of July 1949 in Pinetown, Natal. He was the second child and oldest son (two younger brothers were to fol... read more
Violet Margaret Livingstone Ballinger was born on 11th of January 1894 in Scotland.She emigrated to South Africa with her family in 1904.She... read more
Patricia de Lille, a South African politician, was born the 17 February, 1951 in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt. She received her... read more
Frances “MaBaard” Baard was born 1st of October in 1909 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. She  was the fifth of seven children of a Bechuuan... read more
Zainab Ebrahim Asvat was born 1920 in Johannesburg,daughter of EI Asvat, came under the tutelage of her father as a young girl. She accompan... read more
Kader Abdul Asmal was born on 8th of October in 1934, in the small rural town of Stanger, KwaZulu Natal (then Natal). Young Asmal was raised... read more

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