|Last name||First name||Synopsis||Date of birth||Date of death|
Member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA)
Member of the African National Congress and uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and member of the ANC NEC
|6 December 1942||9 July 1987|
Founder and leading theoretician of the Non-European Unity Movement
Member of SACP, National Secretary of FSAW, member of the ANC Women’s League
Political activist, trade unionist and community leader
|23 August 1953||14 April 1993|
|Tambo||Oliver||Teacher, lawyer, President and National Chairperson of the ANC.||27 October 1917||24 April 1993|
Nurse, chairperson of the George Goch branch of the ANCYL, founder member of the Afro-Asian Solidarity Movement and the Pan-African Women's Organisation (PAWO), national Treasurer of the ANC Women’s League, ANC MP, the So
Activist, Filmmaker, TV-personality, businessman and son of the late Oliver Tambo.
Insurance agent, helped Clements Kadalie to establish the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union in Johannesburg. Was posted to Witbank as a full-time ANC organiser for the eastern Transvaal. When the short-lived League of African Rights was set up by the Communist Party (CPSA) in 1929, Tantsi became one of its leaders, composed the popular political song "Mayibuye", member of the Transvaal ANC executive committee, chaplain, acting Transvaal ANC president, Elder in the AME Church, author, PAC sympathiser
A member of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Springbok Legion
|Taung||The Taung Child|
Member of the Lenin Club, Founder member of the Non European Unity Movement and Author.
Member of the PAC, former political prisoner on Robben Island and he was the Deputy Secretary General of PAM.
|1940||13 November 2012|
Member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and the Central Committee in Johannesburg, organizer for the Federation of Non-European Trade Unions, chairman of the African General Workers' Union in Pretoria. Banned in the 1950s
|Tefu||Madimetja||26 December 1976|
|Teisi||Gabriel||26 December 1976|
Dutch Reformed minister, founder and later president of the quasipolitical Interdenominational African Ministers' Federation, served as chairman of a committee in the Transvaal charged with reviving the African National Congress (ANC) after it had become dormant under Pixley Seme's leadership.
Christian missionary who dedicated her life to helping the downtrodden, especially women prostitutes in Cape Town.
|1870||30 May 1946|
Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader.
|31 January 1941||3 April 2010|
Former Executive Secretary of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement
|1947||2 December 2008*|
President of the Western Cape ANC and editor
Former Mayor of Soweto
Scientist and lecturer
|11 September 1897||2 May 1986|
|24 July 1936|
Minor, Worker, Casualty
|16 August 2012|
Chairperson of the committee that drew up a new constitution for the South African Native National Congress,editor of The Bantu World,served on the Native Representative Council (NRC), representing the rural areas of the Transvaal and the
South African writer.
|Thembani||Sipho||27 January 1992|
Member of the International Socialist League in the Cape, supervisor of the CPSA's night school in Ferreirastown, Johannesburg, elected to the CPSA's Central Executive Committee, General Secretary of the Federation of Non-European Trade Union
Member of the PAC, political detainee, chairman of the South African National Editors' Forum(SANEF), president of the Union of Black Journalists and Media Workers Association of South Africa and press ombudsman
|01 July 1942|
Boxer, funeral director.
|24 September 1966|
|Thomas||Gladys||Poet, playwright and short story writer.||1935||April 2022|
|Thompson||Chamane||1931||5 September 1961|
Religious leader, Treason Trialist, Political activist and political detainee
|8 August 1905||1985|
|Thompson||Helen||anti-apartheid political activist, founding member of the Black Sash|
A part of the South African Congress of Democrats (COD), South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Modern Youth Society (MYS)
|Thornton||Amy||Anti-apartheid activist, member of SACP, MYS, and ANC, secretary of Joint Congress Committee, served on the Treason Trial Support Committee, participated in the 1956 women’s march, founding member of UWO, patron of the UDF, banned for fourteen years by the apartheid regime, recipient of Government’s National Order for her commitment to the liberation struggle||1932|
South African artist.
SA thlete and first Black South African athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in 1996
|22 April 1971|
Member of the ANC and a banished person.
member of the TIYC, TIC and the ANC, Coordinator of the Somafco Collection, Batlagae Trust, worked at the Department of National Education, member of the ANC’s Archives’ Committee and the Archives at Fort Hare University and is a trustee of Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust.
Leader of the first major secessionist church in South Africa, minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, established his own Tembu Church
Teacher, member of the South African Communist Party, first political detainee to die at the hands of the Security Police at the notorious John Vorster Police Station, Johannesburg
ANC Political Activist
Lawyer and trade union activist
Political activist, teacher, member of the South African Students Organisation and Black Consciousness Movement, SASO’s Permanent Organiser, Honorary President of the Southern African Students’ Movement, exiled person, killed by a parcel bomb.
|9 November 1947||1 February 1974|
A member of the South African Congress of Democrats (COD)
|Tladi||Lefifi||Poet, musician, painter, historian, teacher, philosopher||4 January 1949|
Chair of the Independent Electoral Commission, Chair of the University of North-West Council and Advocate of the supreme court of South Africa.
Novelist, short-story writer and the first Black woman in South Africa to publish a novel.
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA), banned by the apartheid government.
Chair of NUSAS, medical doctor, palaeo-anthropologist, lecturer, author, geneticist, scientist, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, head of the research department at the Sterkfontein Caves
|14 October 1925||7 June 2012|
|Toivo Ya Toivo||Andimba||
Deputy Chairman of the Modern Youth Society (MYS), Founder member of the Ovamboland People’s Congress (OPC), Member of the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and the South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO)
|22 August 1924|
Pioneer trade unionist and NUMSA leader.
|7 September 1959||27 August 2010|
|Toms||Ivan||11 July 1953||25 March 2008|
Member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), active in the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union and the African National Congress
A South African born painter and sculptor
Former Conservative Party Leader.
|19 February 1921||22 April 1993|
A member of African Resistance Movement (ARM) and the African National Congress (ANC). Detained for three years.
A member of the South African Communist Party (SACP)
Parliamentary Messenger who assassinated South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd.
|14 January1918||07 October 1999|
|Tshabala||Vusi||27 October 1992|
Clerk, Secretary of the Working Committee, ANC Sophiatown, chairman of school committees in Soweto in the 1960s, Chairman of the ANC Veterans League
|Tshabalala||Amos||17 Nov. 1987|
|Tshabalala||Pearl||10 February 1988|
|Tshabalala||Zweli||14 April 1991|
|Tshabalala||Almond||10 January 1992|
Member and Chairman of COSAS, member of the African National Congress and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK).
Exiled ANC leader 1962-1990, Medical Doctor, Deputy Justice Minister 1994-1998, Health Minister 1999-2008
Member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), trade unionist, secretary of the African Textile Workers' Union, lay preacher in the Bantu Methodist Church
Stalwart of the Cape African National Congress, member of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) national executive and its president in the Cape, during the&nbs
Secretary of the Border regional command of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), imprisoned on Robben Island, teacher, UDF President for the Border region, member of the ANC's Politico-Military Council secretariat and Army Commissar of MK, membe
President of the All African Convention (AAC), teacher, lawyer
Minor, Worker, Casualty
|16 August 2012|
|Tume||Leonard||Leonard Tebogo Tume known as Norman Nkosi was born in Galeshewe, Kimberly. In November, 1976 he became an uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) cadre and went for training in Botswana.||10 April 1957||13 June 1980|
ANC member, was chairman of the committee which built the first independent primary school in Newclare.
|Turner||Richard||Visionary academic who inspired a generation of young activists (student's movements) and helped galvanize the labour movement's resurgence before his assassination in 1978.||25 September 1941||8 January 1978|
|Turok||Ben||Surveyor, lecturer and secretary of the COD, arrested for treason in 1956, trade union organiser, elected unopposed to represent Africans of the Western Cape on the Cape Provincial Council, convicted under the Explosives Act, political prisoner, banned person, exile||26-June-1927||09-December-2019|
|Turok||Mary||A member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), South African Congress of Democrats (COD), African National Congress (ANC) and uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), exiled person.|
Outspoken critic of apartheid, teacher, author, lecturer, Nobel Prize winner, former Archbishop of Cape Town, Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa
|7 October 1931||26 December 2021|
|Twala||Joseph||19 September 1991|
Member of the African National Congress (ANC) and the All African Convention (AAC), banished person
|Tyamzashe||Benjamin John Peter||
Composer, Choir Conductor, Organist and Teacher
|5 September 1890||04 June 1978|
Printer and journalist, provincial secretary of the ICU for the Transvaal, edited The Workers' Herald and later New Africa, the paper of the Independent Industrial Commercial Union
Chairman of the Sophiatown African National Congress, accused in the Treason Trial of 1956-1961, coal dealer and property owner
|Tyini||Corry||1931||19 November 1965|
|Tyobeka||Msimasi||1938||30 May 1967|
|Tyrrell||Barbara||15 March 1912|
|Tyrrell||Barbara Eleanor Harcourt||
|15 March 1912|
|Tyutyu||Moyisile||Anti-apartheid activist, ANC member, MK underground operative, Robben Island prisoner, recipient of the Government’s National Order of Luthuli in Silver, Deputy Chairperson of ANCVL||1935 (or 1934)|