Biographies

Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 9 October 1940. She attended Inanda Seminary Secondary School, a boarding scho... read more
Mamphela Ramphele was born on 28 December 1947 in Bochum District, Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo). Her mother, Rangoato Rahab, and her fat... read more
Mary Susan Malahele-Xakana was born in Polokwane (then Pietersburg). Her father had been ostracized by the BaPedi for becoming a Christian a... read more
Dr Ansuyah Ratipul Singh was born in Durban on 12 June 1917. She was the eldest daughter or Latchmee and Chatrapul Singh, a middle class Hin... read more
Latsky was an author and zoologist. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch, and was the first woman to be awarded a doctorate at this... read more
Susanna Helena Kok was born in 1911 in Brandfort, Free State. Her father Frederik Johannes Kok was a school principal in Brandfort, where sh... read more
Franks studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and was a member of the first Student Representative Council of the University. In 192... read more
Soromini Kallichurum was born in 1932 in Ladysmith, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal). In 1950, Soromini Kallichurum was one of the first 12 undergr... read more
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Nomava Eslinah Shangase was born in Pondoland on 9 May 1931. Shangase qualified as a nurse at King Edward Hospital in Durban. As a nurse, in... read more
Florence Elizabeth “Mam Flo” Mnumzana was born on 21 February 1919, into the Mhinga traditional royal family, in Mhinga Village, Limpopo, wh... read more
Manu Herbstein was born in 1936 in Muizenburg in the Western Cape. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Sc in Engineering... read more

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