|Last name||First name||Synopsis||Date of birth||Date of death|
Sub-editor,members of the ANC and SACP, charged with Terrorism and Internal Security Act and was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Pretoria Local Prison
President of the Transvaal African Students' Association and member of the ANC Youth League, he helped both to draw up the League's constitution, Vice-President of the Transvaal African Teachers' Association, joined the PAC, Secretary
President of BPC, and Transvaal Vice – President of AZAPO
Robben Island prisoner, exile person, Chairperson, Southern Natal Region of the ANC, member of the SACP and MK , Secretary of the Interim Lea
Political activist, member of the CPSA and the ANC, founder of the African Mineworkers' Union, later became the Chairman of the PAC branch in Evaton, chief PAC representative in Dar-es-Salaam and Assistant PAC representative in Zambia
International soccer player
Editor of the Guardian newspaper, she was elected to the Cape Town City Council in 1943.
Activist, trade unionist, member of the Chemical Workers’ Industrial Union (CWIU) and Vice President of the FOSATU.
|Rajab||Habib Mohamed (A.M.)||
frader, collector of oriental art
|17 July 1915||7 October 1973|
An artist, the former Chairman of the House of Delegates Tricameral parliamentary chamber for Indian people, Minister without Portfolio and leader of the Minority Front.
Photographer, Afrapix Member
|26 November 1952|
Minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dube township, member of the Progressive Party Provincial Executive Committee in the Transvaal, chairman of the opposition
|18 December 1970|
Chairman of the Student Christian Movement, member of SASO and BPC, former Secretary-General of the ANC, first secretary National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), chairman of the National Reception committee, which co-ordinated arrangeme. Ramaphosa was elected unopposed as President of South Africa by the National Assembly on 15 February 2018.
Political activist, Lawyer, head of the Regional Politico-Military Committee (RPMC) of the ANC in Zimbabwe, former Premier
|21 August 1955|
Anti-apartheid activist, feminist, member of SASO, the BCM, the BPC, and AZAPO, banned for three years
President of the Natal Indian Congress, Student leader active in NUSAS, President of the then ‘non-European’ SRC at Natal University, banned person, Treasurer of the United Democratic Front former National Vice President of the Congress of South African Writers and Author
President of the Medical Students Representative Council at University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), member of uMkhonto weSizwe and the African National Congress, a founding member of the United Democratic Front, involved in MK Operation Butterfly, political prisoner, member of the Central Political Education Committee on Robben Island, Medical Commander for the President Mandela Guard, Deputy Chief of MK Health Service, Surgeon General of the SANDF
|1957||27 August 2020|
Provincial President of the Transvaal ANC, organiser of the National Anti-Pass campaign, member of the ANC's Council of Action, charged with planning the implementation of the Programme of Action
banned person, political prisoner, Member of SASO, BPC and BCP, medical doctor, academic, anthropologist, Vice Chancellor of UCT, Managing Director at the World Bank, Director of Companies, Business woman, author
|Ramusi||Selaelo||14 November 1954||11 November 1979|
Bookkeeper, business person, political prisoner
|7 November 1970|
Trade unionist and shop steward for the Garment Workers’ Union, elected to the Transvaal executive of the African National Congress Women's League in 1954, and in 1955 became the League’s national secretary. She was also on the executi
Teacher, Assistant to the Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Provincial Secretary of the (UDF), National Secretary of the Call of Islam, Provincial Treasurer of the ANC and Member of the Executive Council of Western Cape Legislature
|15 July 1962|
|Rayne||Leonard (born name William Hannay Watts Cowie)||*1870||19 June 1925|
|Reddy||Enuga||An activist in the South African freedom movement, Director of the United Nations (UN) Centre against Apartheid, author, recipient of the Joliot-Curie Medal of the World Peace Council, Senior Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (1985-1993), a member of the Council of Trustees of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (1986-1992), received the Companion of O. R. Tambo, national award from the South African Government in 2012||1 July 1924||1 November 2020|
An Anglican Bishop
Journalist, Advocate, President of the Orange Free State Appeal Court. President of the Orange Free State
Nurse, Member of the ANC and office-bearer, National Executive Committee member of the Federation of South African Women, organizer of protest marches, General Secretary of the All-Africa Women's Conference, and Deputy Chairperson of the Women's League
Journalist and sports editor, member of the ANCYL and the ANC National Executive, Treason trialist, exiled person.
Member of the ANC and office-bearer, National Executive Committee member of the Federation of South African Women, organizer of protest marches, General Secretary of the All-Africa Women's Conference, and Deputy Chairperson of the Women's League London branch.
|5 May 1923||September 2003|
|Rewu||Lungile||1969||29 March 1988|
A British Businessman in South Africa, Member of Parliament in the Cape Colony, Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, imperialist, acquired a British Royal Charter, formed the British South African Company (BSAC) that colonized Zimbabwe.
|5 July 1853||26 March 1902|
Former South African Test and One Day International cricketer
Author and key player in the 1978-79 Information Scandal
Former South African cricket captain
Internationally acclaimed cricketer
South African author, writer for Drum magazine in the 1950s, literary critic and teacher
|Rivers||Frank||1931||14 August 1984|
School teacher and Honorary Life President of the Black Sash.
|Roberts||Frederick Sleigh||30 September 1832||14 November 1914|
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA). Detained in 1964.
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA) and the South African Congress of Democrats (COD)
|Rogier||Jean Marius||c. 1852||1928|
|Rooha||Variava||16 December 1958|
|8 May 1879||28 March 1935|
A member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA)and the Springbok Legion
A member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and the Springbok Legion.
Botanist, founder member of the Young Communist League, member of the CPSA,editor of Umsebenzi, the Communist Party weekly, later a member of the Liberal Party
Artist and Lecturer
|1927||22 April 2013|
SA landscape painter
Barrister - member of the Transvaal Indian Congress and the South African Indian Congress
South African artist, teacher, jazz musician and architect
|Rubin||Leslie||Lawyer, anti-apartheid activist, member of the War Veterans’ Torch Commando, founder member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA)||5 August 1909||31 March 2002|
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA).
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA). Detained in 1964.
Minister of the Congregational Church, President of the South African Native Convention, he led a deputation to London to protest the Native Land Act of 1913, first African ever to be elected to serve as a member of the Cape Provincial Council, Vice-President of the ANC,teacher, writer.
|21 February 1858||17 April 1936|
Entrepreneur, businessman and conservationist
|4 October 1916||18 January 2006|
Born in the late 1930s, Bishop David Patrick Russell became involved in the struggle against apartheid from an early age. He did his first degree at the University of Cape Town, and then studied for a Masters Degree at Oxford University. He trained for the priesthood at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, England, and later obtained his PhD in Religious Studies (specialising in Christian Ethics) from the University of Cape Town. In 1965 he was ordained as the 12th Bishop of Grahamstown.
|1930s||17 August 2014|
Passive resister, political prisoner, President of the Natal Indian Congress, Vice President of the Transvaal Indian Congress and member of Council of the South African Indian Congress.
|25 December 1895||22 February 1960|