Biographies

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John Bidwell Mancoe was born in 1895 in Reddersburg in the Orange Free State, he graduated from Healdtown and became a teacher. In 1923 he j... read more
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Self Mampuru was born in 1908 into the leading family of chiefs of Sekhukhuneland. In the 1930s in Johannesburg he met William Ballinge... read more
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A leader of the African National Congress Youth League during the 1940s, he was elected to the African National Congress (ANC) nat... read more
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Laura Jean Levetan was born in Cape Town in 1955, the third child of Lionel and Marie Levetan. Their household was steeped in Anti-apartheid... read more
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J. S. Likhing was born at Thaba 'Nchu in the Orange Free State, he was educated in the Cape and later, perhaps by correspondence, became a L... read more
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As a trader in the Orange Free State in the 1940s, he organized for the African National Congress (ANC) and served as the national... read more
Associated with the trade union movement from the early 1930s, he was known as a Trotskyist in his political leanings. In the 1940s he was a... read more
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Ray (or Taube, her Yiddish name) Harmel was born in Lithuania in 1905.  Strongly influenced by some of her six brothers, she joined the... read more
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Richard S Canca was born in 1924 in Transkei. Canca was a leading figure in the All African Convention (AAC). Born about 1924... read more
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Mokabe was one of the students who stood up against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in African schools in 1976. In... read more

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