Biographies

Vesta Smith (affectionately known as Ma Vee) was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 20 July 1922. Her father worke... read more
Billy Nair was born in Ansonia Lane (now Lacey Road), Sydenham, Durban on 27 November 1929. He was one of five children born to Parvathy and... read more
Elsie Nair (nee Goldstone) was born in Newcastle, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) in 1927.  After completing her primary school education, sh... read more
Lindiwe Mazibuko was born on 9 April 1980 in Swaziland. At the age of six she moved to KwaZulu-Natal with her parents. Her father was a bank... read more
Lucy Buyaphi Mvubelo (née Twala) was born in 1920 in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng).  She started her education at the Doornfont... read more
Mavivi Manzini was born in Alexandra Township, outside of Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) in 1956, and then moved to Soweto.  Man... read more
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Helen Kies (née Abrahams) was born around 1926 in Athlone in Cape Town. Despite a very poor childhood, her father ensured that she received... read more
Cornelia “Connie” September was born 26 June 1959 in the Western Cape and grew up on the West Coast where her mother would send her for holi... read more
Gunn enrolled for a degree in social work in 1977 and after completion proceeded to study for her Honors degree. While studying for her Hono... read more
Narainsamy Thambi Naidoo, also known as “Naran” or “Roy.” was born in 1901 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) where the family h... read more
  Veerammal Naidoo, wife of Govindasamy Krishnasamy Thambi Naidoo*, suffered greatly because of the repeated imprisonments of her husba... read more

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