|Last name||First name||Synopsis||Date of birth||Date of death|
King of the Zulus (1828 – 1840)
Playwright and political activist
King of the Zulus
|14 July 1948||12 March 2021|
Former President of the Democratic Republic of Congo
|27 November 1939||16 Jan 2001|
|Kadalie||Clements||Founder of the ICU and National secretary. Trade Unionist and Political Activist.||1896||28-November-1951|
King of Xhosaland
|Kahn||Sam||Lawyer, trade unionist, organiser for the NLL, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), and a Native Representative in Parliament.||1911|
A member of The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM), the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and the Young Communist League (YCL)
Business person, NIC member, Joint Secretary of the SAIC
first women professor and Head of Department at then Natal University (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) medical school, first women Dean of Natal University’s medical faculty and first woman President of the Health Professional Council of Sou
Teacher and professor of mathematics.
|15 January 1921||7 August 2009|
Director, actor and playwright
|30 August 1943|
Lawyer, political prisoner, Rivonia Trialist and exile
Made King of the Zulu’s once he defeated Dingane with the help of the Voortrekkers. He reigned as King from 1840 to 1872 and was succeeded by Cetshwayo.
|1798||19 November 1872*|
Member of the African National Congress (ANC); Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and secretary of the Congress of Democrats in the early 1960s. Kasrils was involved in MK military operations, and served as Deputy Minister of Defence (1994 -1999). Kasrils was also
ANC, Congress of Democrats, SACP and Umkhonto we Sizwe member, geologist
|Kathrada||Ahmed||A veteran of the South African liberation struggle, Treason Trialist, long-serving political prisoner on Robben Island and Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Member of Parliament.||21-August-1929||28-March-2017|
Business person, teacher, National organiser for the ANC and 1956 Treason trialist
A member of the African National Congress (ANC) and The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM)
|Kaunda||Kenneth||Teacher and first President of an independent Zambia Awarded Doctorate from UKZN passed away on the 17th of June 2021||28 April 1924||17 June 2021|
chief of a group of San
Teacher, author, director of Diakonia, political detainee, Executive member of the Natal UDF, Chair of the Denis Hurley Centre Trust, chair of the Gandhi Development Trust, and advisor to KZN Christian Council
|Keet||Raynier Frederick Martin|
Trade unionist, African National Congress (ANC) activist and 1956 Treason Trial defendant and politician
|Kekana||Johannes Jane Tane||
Member of the African Resistance Movement, ANC and SACP.
|Kente||Gibson||1933||8 November 2004|
South African artist, film-maker, and performer
World War II soldier, Advocate, Queens Counsel, British Knighthood Recipient and Recipient of the South African Order of the Baobab in Gold
President of Kenya and prominent independence leader
|Kers||Johannes||12 March 1962|
Chartered accountant, Entrepreneur, Property developer, Resort operator and Founder of the Sun City.
|23 August 1935|
Member of the PAC, Robben Island prisoner
|Kewpie||Kewpie||Hairdresser, drag queen, District Six cultural icon||1942||2012|
member of the African National Congress, accountant and economist
|7 October 1965|
Political activist, regional secretary of PAC
Poet, political activist, author, lecturer, exile, member of the African National Congress
|19 September 1938||3 January 2018|
Teacher, President of the Black Peoples Convention, recipient of The Order of Luthuli in Silver 2003
|2 August 1971|
|2 August 1971|
|Khabe||Christina||12 April 1992|
Trade unionist, member of the ICU, SACP and Secretary General the ANC
Seretse Khama was the chief of the Bama-Ngwato tribe, Bechuanaland (now Botswana).
|1 July 1921||13 July 1980|
Editor, Politician, Professor of Economics, Indian High Commissioner of India to South Africa from 1941 to 1944
|Khana||Bonakele||21 February 1917|
|Khanyile||James||22 December 1991|
Member of the ANC and SACP, SACTU activist and killed in the Matola Raid
|30 January 1981|
|Khayingo||Wilson||1926||5 November 1964|
Member of the Black Consciousness Movement, Director of Study Project on Christianity in an Apartheid Society (SPROCAS) and Vice Chancellor of Technikon Natal as well as Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Durban Institute of Technology
Businessman, MK member and TIC activist.
|5 July 1928||17 June 2009|
Chairperson of the South African Premier Soccer League Team, Orlando Pirates Football Club, Chairperson of the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) and a former Vice-President of the South African Football Association (SAFA). He was also the Chair
|27 January 1948|
Sculptor and print-maker
Political Activist Democracy.
|17 May 1959|
|Khumalo||Bongani||13 Sept. 1984|
ANC member and political activist
|1922||31 December 1976|
Journalist and photographer for Drum magazine
|5 September 1930||21 October 2012|
South African actress best known for her leading roles in the feature films Sarafina! (1992) and Yesterday (2004)
Composer, linguist, teacher, professor, helped create the new South African national anthem, produced first opera by a Black South African, pioneered the innovative system of dual notation, recipient of the Order of the Star of South Africa
|20 June 1932||22 June 2021|
Footballer, captain of the national South African soccer team and football coach.
|26 June 1967|
Writer, women's rights campaigner, ANC member and politician
|Khuzwayo||Msayineke||1937||9 May 1961|
|Khuzwayo||Sipo||1944||15 March 1964|
Immigrant painter who is partly responsible for introducing expressionist oil painting to South African artists
Member of the NEUM and TLSA, Editor of the Educational Journal, teacher political activist, political detainee, member of the Harold Cressy Alumni Society.
|c.1926||2017 - 01- 13|
Teacher, political activist, advocate and founder of the NEUM and member of the TLSA.
|King jr||Martin Luther||
Civil rights activist in the United States of America
SASO Vice-president for Cultural Affairs, teacher, psychologist, newspaper columnist
|28 December 1947|
1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome, also called Viscount Broome of Broome, Baron Denton of Denton, Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and of Aspall (from 1898), and Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, of the Vaal, and of Aspall (from 1902), British field marshal, imperial administrator, commander in chief during the South African War, Secretary of State for War during World War I
|24 June 1850||5 June 1916|
Mechanical engineer, member of the SACP and the MK High Command
Member of Congress of Democrats and British Communist Party, member of the technical unit of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and founder of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group.
|Kleinschmidt||Horst Gerhard Hermann||
Anti-Apartheid Activist, leader within and member of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and South African Christian Institute. He was detained under apartheid laws an
|17 October 1945|
|Koboka||Baden||1935||30 May 1967|
Attorney, teacher and founding member of the NEUM
Political activist, journalist, member of the SACP and ANC and banned person
Founder of the Co-operative Wine Growers' Association of SA, or (KWV)
|14 October 1862||6 February 1952|
Medical doctor and surgeon who pioneered techniques of diagnosing suspected leprosy, worked with leprosy patients in various parts of Africa and did much to dispel myths associated with the spread of the disease
Member of the Liberal Party, founder member of the Black Consciousness Movement and the Black Peoples’ Convention, Honorary president of Socialist Party of Azania trade unionist, teacher, Roman Catholic layman.
South African rugby union player, DHL Stormers and Springbok captain.
|16 June 1991|
South African painter, art teacher, critic and curator whose work explores apartheid
A member of the South African Communist Party (SACP)
Trade unionist and women’s rights activist
Farm hand, lithographer, graphic artist, photographer, author and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
Trade unionist, women organiser and Member of Parliament
Human rights and gender activist, member of the African National Congress and deputy chairperson and a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party, MEC for Welfare in the Eastern Cape member of the National Executive Committee
Member of the ANC and commander of the MK in the Border Region of the Eastern Cape.
Photographer and graphic artist
General secretary of the Communist Party of South Africa and Treasurer General of the African National Congress
A fundraiser for Inkululo and the Guardian.
Reverend, banned person, lecturer, Regional Director of the Christian Institute, Recipient of the Grand Counsellor of The Order of the Baobab in Silver for his excellent contribution to the struggle against the injustices of the Apartheid system
Political activist and ANC member
Advocate, academic, judge of the Appellate Division and the Constitutional Court, Chair of the Electoral Commission and the Independent Electoral Commission.
Apartheid activist, Umkhonto we Sizwe operative
Major literary figure, author, poet and dramatist, war correspondent in WWII and anti-government activist
|4 February 1910||10 August 1987|
Journalist and poet
|23 October 1952|
Voortrekker, politician, President of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek (ZAR) from, prominent social and political figure, key figure in conservation efforts and the establishment of the Kruger National Park.
|10 October 1825||14 July 1904|
|4 January 1879||09-December- 1966|
Former Miss South Africa, television personality, fashion icon, media mogul, business woman, philanthropist and wife to businessman Romeo Kumalo.
reporter, founder member of the Union of Black Journalists in South Africa, exiled person, lecturer, International Education Program Coordinator at Phelps Stokes Fund in New York, Projects Director for the Africa Fund and the American Committee on Africa, Director of the United States Desk at South Africa’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations
|Kumalo||Joseph (Anti-Pass) M.|
Sidney Kumalo was an art instructor, sculptor and painter.
Poet, academic and founder of the and-apartheid movement in Britain.
Acclaimed linguist, scholar, award winning writer of short stories and poetry, human rights activist and community leader.
South African actress and producer
|Kuzwayo||Fezekile||Daughter, activist and poet||17-September-1974||08-October-2016|
|Kuzwayo||Godfrey Rosenbaum Zibuse||
Businessman, journalist and founding member of the African Democratic Party
President of Ghana (1957 - 1966)
|21 September 1909||27 April 1972|