|Last name||First name||Synopsis||Date of birth||Date of death|
fellist and music teacher
Industrial Chemist, early childhood education practioner, Director of the Chatsworth Early Learning Centre, member of the NIC, UDF and ANC. Member of Parliament and Cabinet member, former Minister of Communications and Minister of Public Service and Ad
|1 May 1950||4 May 2012|
|Paddock||Billy||Photographer, Writer, Activist|
|Padi||Tumi||17 May 1991|
member of the ANC, political prisoner, banned person, exile, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
|25 December 1940|
One of the founders of the Nationalist Group of the TIC, principal representative for the TIC in the Western Transvaal . At the same time he organised support for the NEUF in the same area, was a member of the SAIC delegation that m
|Palmer||Mabel||Feminist, lecturer, journalist, trade unionist, founded higher education for Black and Indian students in Natal, awarded an honorary doctorate for her service to education by UNISA||22 May 1876||16 November 1958|
People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) SWAPO fighter, imprisoned on Robben Island, General Secretary of the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union and Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rehabilitation
Educationist, lecturer, Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC and former Minister of Education.
Travel agent, Chairman of the Wynberg Civic Association, activist against the anti-Coloured Affairs Department and member of the Non-European Unity Movement, librarian, first joint secretary of the New Unity Movement
|circa 1936||October 2009|
South African photographer, member of Afrapix collective, musician
Lecturer, journalist, author, for her contribution to the struggle for liberation, democracy and human rights, and for waging a concerted struggle against racial oppression as an ANC activist and operative in South Africa, including engagement in under
Key organiser of the Transvaal Indian Congress on the East Rand, and appeared for the Congress before numerous hearings of the Group Areas Board.
|Ahmed Ebrahim Patel 1924|
Secretary of the Aryan Young Men's Progressive Association and the Hindu-Tamil Institute, served on the Durban Indian Child Welfare Society and the Natal Indian Council for Child Welfare, joint secretary of the NIC, foundig member of the Colo
|1895||27 January 1970|
|Pather||V. S. C.||1887||1942|
Minor, Worker, Casualty
|16 August 2012|
Renowned author of Cry, the Beloved Country, founding member and leader of the Liberal Party
Delegate to the 1953 World Festival of Youth in Bucharest, member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress, trade unionist, SACTU member, banned political activist and 1956 Treason trialist
|Payi||Clarence||9 September 1986|
South African painter and teacher.
Founding member and national chairman of the South African Coloured People's Organisation, served in the navy in World War II, active member of the Building Workers' Union, defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial, banned in 1955.
A member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA)
Teacher, businessman, one of the four vice-presidents of the African National Congress at its founding, founded the Bantu Union
Artist, teacher and playwright
|02- April -1912||12-July-2001|
Court interpreter, a postmaster, a clerk, and a restaurant proprietor. President of the Cape African Congress
journalist, public intellectual, activist
|1851||19 November 1919|
Member of the Natal Indian Youth Congress, Natal Indian Congress and uMkhonto weSizwe, exile, medical doctor
|Peter||Myron||Anti-Apartheid activist, UDF activist, progressive media and cultural activist, documentary photographer, member of photo agency Afrapix, member of progressive NGOs (1970s-1980s)|
fember of the ANC women’s struggle.
|1 March 2007|
fouth African Painter.
|Petse||Nokali||1923||23 February 1965|
Member of SASO, BPC, AZASO and the ANC, medical doctor, Secretary of the UDF (KZN), Former Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform and present Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture in South Africa
Member of ANC, banished, killed in SADF raid in Gabarone.
President of the PAC, Member of Parliament, lawyer, author, historian, theologian and academic.
Molefe Pheto is a South African musician and music teacher. He was an activist in the Black Consciousness Movement and former political prisoner.
Pule Pheto is a jazz pianist and composer who is known for his songwriting and improvised jazz performances.
|Phike||Lizzie||25 September 1938|
Member of the ANC and SACP, Chairperson of the Garment Workers Union, Treasurer of the Transvaal affiliate of the African People's Organisation, co-founder of the Transvaal Council of Non-European Trade Unions, singer and ANC Choirmaster
|11 December 1919||22 October 1987|
Musician, awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for his excellent achievement in the field of music and his contribution to the struggle against apartheid
|23 March 1947||12 July 2017|
Political activist, member of the African Students Association, the South African Communist Party, African National Congress and uMkhonto weSizwe.
|10 June 1938||July 2005|
Lawyer, ANC member, MK commander, member of the ANC negotiating team at CODESA, Premier of Mpumalanga and Treasurer General of the ANC.
|1 September 1952|
|Phuso||Godfrey||19 Sept. 1985|
Former rugby player who captained and played flanker for the South African Springboks national rugby team
South African fine artist
|Pietersen||Norman||Norman Pietersen was an uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) guerrilla. On 11 March, 1987 he was murdered by apartheid Riot Squad in New Crossroads after his return from military training in Bulgaria. He was 22 years old at the time of his death.||1966||11 March 1987|
|Pieterson||Hector||Student Activist, one of the first students to be killed in the 1976 student rebellion in Soweto, Johannesburg||1963||16 June 1976|
|Pilapi||Khathazekile||1935||7 February 1963|
National Secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association, member and Vice President of the Executive Committee of the World YWCA, member of the Transvaal Board of the National Co-ordinating Council for Returnees, member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Chairperson of the Commission on Gender Equality, member of the Board of READ Educational Trust and of the Women’s Development Foundation, Recipient of the Father Trevor Huddleston Award and the President’s National Award, political prisoner, film maker
|11 July 1933|
|Pilkington||Henry L. Gordon||1886||1968|
Participated in the Indian miners’ strike of 1913, political prisoner.
Member of the initial uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), Robben Island prisoner, banned person, exile
Participated in the Indian miners’ strike of 1913, political prisoner
|Pillay||Mannie V. S.||1918|
|Pillay||Rajaluxmi Rajes||exile, member of the Natal Indian Congress, African National Congress and uMkhonto weSizwe||4 August 1944||29 December 2020|
Anti-apartheid activist, gender activist, member of the BCM, SASO, TECON, WIASA, and PETT, banned and house-arrested for five years, author, teacher
|1948 (or 1949)|
Political activist, political prisoner, organised women resisters from the Asiatic Bazaar for the 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign, volunteered and marched in the Germiston batch led by Patrick Duncan in the 1952 Defiance Campaign agains
Attorney, university lecturer, first woman to open her own law practice in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), first Black woman judge in the High Court in Natal, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, member of the Women's National Coalition in South Africa, co-founded Equality Now, an international women's rights organisation
Lecturer in anthropology at Fort Hare,University, President of the ANC Youth League.
One of founding members of the South African Students' Organisation, and an important figure in the Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko, and an exponent of Black theology. His more recent work in human rights has been widely recognized.
|7 August 1945|
Teacher, court interpreter and clerk to the Mafeking administrator of Native Affairs, author, journalist, linguist, and first Secretary-General of the SANNC, member of the SANNC deputation that travelled to London to appeal to the British Goverment
|9 October 1876||19 June 1932|
Student activist, British Labour Party adviser on Africa and the Middle East and served on the executive of the Anti-Apartheid Movement as a representative of the Labour Party, Secretary of the Africa Committee of the Labour Party, Associate Fellow of
South African Professional golfer.
|1 November 1935|
President of the Grahamstown branch of the South African Association of University Women
|Podbrey||Pauline||member of the Communist Party of South Africa, Communist Youth League, Labour League of Youth, Left Book Club, and Liberal Study Group, secretary of the African Commercial Distributive Workers Union in Durban, local secretary and national president of the Sweet Workers Union, secretary of the Industrial Council, trade unionist.||1922||2009|
Member of the CPSA, Secretary of the African Commercial Distributive Worker’s Union, author of White Girl in Search of the Party
A membe rof the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA).
Political activist and Chairman of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).
|Polak||Henry Solomon Leon|
International cricket player
One of South Africa’s most iconic cricketers and batsmen.
Trade unionist, early member of SACTU, member of the CPSA and was the chair of the Durban District Committee from 1940 to 1944 and was the Party’s full time Organiser, a member of the Central Committee until the CPSA was disbanded
|1 June 1913||January 1996|
Member of the Housewives League and the South African Federation of Democratic Women, co-founder of the Non-European Soldiers’ Dependent League during WWII, executive member of the Congress of Democrats, secretary of the Brewery and Mineral Workers Union.
|Ponnusamy||Dr Somalingum (Leslie)||Member of the African National Congress and uMkhonto weSizwe, veterinarian, worked on the African National Congress farm in Zambia, Specialist Cardiologist, Head of the Clinical Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Cardiology at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, member of the College of Medicine of South Africa, lecturer, actively involved in community, religious and cultural affairs||1 September 1958||February 2021|
Joined the ANC and was active in campaigns and on the residents' Vigilance Committee in Moroka. ANC treasurer in Moroka.
A member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA).
Knighted by King Edward VII for his outstanding military career and for founding Scouting. His book 'Aids to Scouting', about his methods of Army training, became the bases of Scouting in South Africa.
|22 February 1857||1941|
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA)
|Pratt||David||1 October 1909||October 1961|
Chemical engineer, member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), South African Congress of Democrats (COD) and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)
|1929||28 October 2009|
Member of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS)
Boer statesman and soldier
|17 September 1819||19 May 1901|
Voortrekker leader after whom Pretoria was named.
|27 November 1798||23 July 1853|
Ruth Prowse was a visual artist, curator and advocate for the preservation of Historical buildings.
Pianist, Saxophonist and Composer.
|Pungulwa||Sipho||13 June 1990|