Biographies

Zulumathabo Zulu is a software engineer and published author of more than eight books and hundreds of articles including The Sesotho Diction... read more
Aubrey Levin was born in Johannesburg on 18 December 1938 to Jewish parents. Despite the National Party’s anti-Semitic exclusion of Je... read more
Hamilton Naki was born in the small village of Ngcangane in the Eastern Cape in 1930. His family was poor and after completing primary schoo... read more
Gomolemo Mokae was born in Ga-Mokopane. He was the last of the eight children born of a Methodist minister, Reverend Modisagarekwe Michael a... read more
Dr. Silas Modiri Molema (Silas Modiri) was born in 1891 in Mafikeng, South Africa. His father was a member of the Royal family of the Barolo... read more
Johannes de Klerk was born on 22 July 1903 in Burgersdorp. He was the eldest son of Reverend Willem de Klerk and Aletta Johannes van Rooy. D... read more
Moebien Wadee was born in Sophiatown in 1943. He schooled in the area before his family moved to Kliptown. He studied medicine at Glasgow Un... read more
Hans Merensky was born on 16 March 1871 in Botshabelo. His father was the famous missionary and writer, Alexander Merensky. Hans studied geo... read more
Thomas Maclear was born on 17 March 1794 in Newton Steward, Ireland. He trained to be a medical doctor. He was a keen amateur astronomer and... read more
Dr. Mpofu noticed that the field of dermatology tended to be neglected by black doctors, and felt she could have an effect in this field. Sh... read more
Gertrud Theiler was the youngest daughter of sir Arnold Theiler KCMG, founder and first director of the Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort,... read more
Of Lithuanian Jewish extraction, Louis Washkansky came to South Africa aged 9, and became a grocer in Cape Town’s Greenpoint area. Was... read more

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