Biographies

Kasrils was born in Yeoville, Johannesburg, in November 1938.  His grandparents were immigrants from Latvia and Lithuania, who had fled... read more
Jameson Gilbert Coka was born in 1910 on a white farm near Vryheid, Natal, the son of a sharecropper. He won a bursary to Adams College, whe... read more
John L Collins was born on the 23 March 1905 in Hawkhurst in Kent, England. He was the youngest child on the four children born to Arthur Co... read more
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He was born on 29 June of 1873 in London, the son of Sir Percy William Bunting, the founder and editor of the Contemporary Review. His mothe... read more
Dirk Johannes Coetzee was born in 1945. The son of a postmaster, he grew up in the Northern Cape. Coetzee and Generals Jan Viktor and Jac Bu... read more
Eric (Stalin) Mtshali was born in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). After completing high school he became active in the anti-apartheid mov... read more
Nyangana Zithulele Absolom Cindi was born in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg on 18th of August in 1950. Cindi began his primary educat... read more
Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta Obe ‘Buchi Emecheta’ was born in the Nigerian city of Lagos on 21 July in 1944 to Jeremy Nwabudinke, a... read more
He was born in Natal in 1920, and although his family was poor he managed to complete high school. He worked as a truck driver, a union orga... read more
Ishwarlal Laloo Isu Chiba was born on 5th of November 1930 in Johannesburg where he was also raised. His parents emigrated to Sout... read more
Janet  Mary Cherry was born in 1961 in Cape Town, where she was raised.  Janet comes from a family committed to social justice.... read more

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