Biographies

Born Sonia Isaacman in 1922, she joined the Communist Party in 1942 and gave up her university studies to do full-time political work. After... read more
Horatio Isaiah Budlwana (Bud) Mbelle was born in Burgersdorp, Cape Colony on 24 June 1870. He grew up in the Herschel district in the Easter... read more
Dennis Brutus was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) on 28 November in 1924.His parents moved to Port Elizabeth where he gre... read more
Peter Brown was born in Durban on 24 December 1924 to a wealthy family. While the Peter was seven, his father was killed during a polo game.... read more
Athol Thorne was born in Springs, South Africa on 15th October 1921. His family soon moved to Durban where he attended school and university... read more
Deon T Daniels aka DJ Ready D, was born in District Six, Cape Town on 11 December 1968, before the residents there were forcibly removed. Re... read more
Edward Roux was born in the northern Transvaal in 1903, the son of an English mother and. an Afrikaner father. He grew up in Johannesbu... read more
Edgar Harry Brookes was born in England on February 4th,1897 and emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1901.In 1920 he was hired to t... read more
Breytenbach was an opponent of the apartheid regime, whose work represented a milestone in the development of Afrikaans poetry, formally and... read more
Boshielo was born to a poor family in 1920 in Phokoane village, in the Sekhukhuneland district in Northern Transvaal, now Limpopo Province.... read more
Andrew Michael Boraine was born in Pietermaritzburg on 18 February 1959.He is the eldest of four children of Alex and Jenny Boraine.His fath... read more
David Wilcox Hlahane Bopape was the son of Pedi-speaking farm workers, Levi and Jerita Bopape. He was born in 1915 at Houtboschdorp near Pie... read more

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