Biographies

James Arthur Calata was born into a poor farming family at Debe Nek near King Williamstown. His father James Calata was a Presbyterian and h... read more
Yusuf Cachalia was born in Johannesburg on 15 January 1915. A leading figure in the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) in the 1940s and 19... read more
Molvi Ismail Ahmed Cachalia was born in the then Transvaal province of South Africa on 5th of December 1908. At the time Cachalia’s father,... read more
Azhar Cachalia was born in Edinburgh Scotland on 26th of June 1956. He attended school there and then later in Benoni, Gauteng province, Sou... read more
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on 27 August 1928 into the Zulu royal family. His mother was the daughter of King Dinizulu, and granddau... read more
Mary Burton was born on 19 January 1940 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of three children of Molly and Peter Ingouville, Burton and her fami... read more
Born Sonia Isaacman in 1922, she joined the Communist Party in 1942 and gave up her university studies to do full-time political work. After... read more
Horatio Isaiah Budlwana (Bud) Mbelle was born in Burgersdorp, Cape Colony on 24 June 1870. He grew up in the Herschel district in the Easter... read more
Dennis Brutus was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) on 28 November in 1924.His parents moved to Port Elizabeth where he gre... read more
Peter Brown was born in Durban on 24 December 1924 to a wealthy family. While the Peter was seven, his father was killed during a polo game.... read more
Edward Roux was born in the northern Transvaal in 1903, the son of an English mother and. an Afrikaner father. He grew up in Johannesbu... read more
Edgar Harry Brookes was born in England on February 4th,1897 and emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1901.In 1920 he was hired to t... read more

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