Biographies

Seretse Khama was born on 1 July 1921 at Serowe, Bechuanaland (now Botswana). His grandfather was Kgosi (King) Khama III, known as Khama the... read more
Born Makhanda but also known as Nxele, the itola, he is best known in history for leading the ‘Battle of Grahamstown’ in 1819. Except for hi... read more
This article was written by Nicolas Magnien and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Neville Edward Alexander was the... read more
Daniel William Alexander was born on 23 December 1883 in Port Elizabeth, the son of a West Indian father and an African mother. Ordained as... read more
Benny Alexander, the third child of Estelle and Johann Alexander, a labourer, was born on 4th of March 1955 in Kimberley, where he also grew... read more
Neil Hudson Aggett was born in Nanyuki, Kenya on 6th October 1953, the first-born child of Aubrey and Joy Aggett. He began his schooling in... read more
Born in 30 November  1933, in India he came to South Africa with his family in June 1935. Adams joined South African Indian Congress (S... read more
Lizzy Adriana Abrahams (nee Joseph) was born on 19 September 1925 in Paarl, in the Western Cape. She was born into a large family of 8 child... read more
Richard Rive was born on 1 March 1931 in Cape Town, and grew up in District Six, which was a Coloured, or “mixed race”, area under apartheid... read more
Lebo Mathosa was born in Daveyton in the East Rand. She began singing at the age of seven in the local church choir.  The Mathosa famil... read more
Abdurahman, who was born in Wellington (Cape Town ) on 18 December 1872 and graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Glasgow in... read more
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