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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Biographies

Contents

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Table of Contents

 

Abrahams, Archie

Alexander, Ray

Asmal, Kader

Ayob, Ismail

Barnard, Niel

Bernstein, Hilda

Bernstein, Lionel (Rusty)

Beyleveld, Piet

Biko, Steve

Bizos, George

Botha, Hentie

Botha, P.W.

Botha, R.F. 'Pik'

Braam, Conny

Brown, Manny

Bunting, Brian

Buthelezi, Mangosuthu

Cajee, Amien

Chetty, Manny

Chiba, Laloo

Chikane, Frank

Coetsee, Kobie

Curtis (Schoon), Jenny

Dadoo, Dr Yusuf

Danziger, Kurt

De Klerk, Frederik Willem (F.W.)

De Lange, Damian

De Lange, J.P.

Dingake, Michael

Dlamini-Zuma, Dr Nkosazana

Ebrahim, Ismail

Edwards, Karl

Erasmus, Gerrit

Esterhuyse, Willie

First, Ruth

Fischer, Bram

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand

Gay, Lionel

Goldberg, Denis

Gordhan, Khetso

Gordhan, Pravin

Gqabi, Joe

Gregory, James

Gwala, Harry

Hani, Chris

Harmel, Michael

Hefer, Judge Joost

Holomisa, Bantu

Jenkin, Tim

Joffe, Joel

Jordan, Pallo

Joseph, Dasu

Joseph, Paul

Joseph, Peter

Kasrils, Ronnie

Kathrada, Ahmed

Kitson, Dave

Kriel, Hernus

Kruger, Jimmy

Kuneni, Prof. Mazizi (Raymond)

Kuzwayo, Mandla Judson

Lekota, Mosioua (Patrick)

Love, Janet

Mabhida, Moses

Maduna, Penuell

Makgothi, Henry (Squire)

Malan, Magnus

Malherbe, Dr E. G.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Mandela, Winnie Madikizela

Mangope, Lucas

Manning, Claudia

Maphosho, Florence

Mapumulo, Shadrack

Maqubela, Patrick

Maree, Hannes

Marks, J. B.

Masondo, Andrew

Matthews, John

Mbeki, Govan

Mbeki, Thabo

Mcbride, Robert

Mdlalose, Frank

Meer , Ismail

Meiring, General Georg

Memela, Tootsie

Meyer, Roelf

Mhlaba, Raymond

Mkhatshwa, Father Smangaliso

Mkwayi, Wilton

Mlambo-Ngcuka, Phumzile

Mlangeni, Andrew

Modise, Joe

Mohammed, Yusuf & Maud

Mokaba, Peter

Momoniat, Ismail

Moosa, Mohammed Valli

Morobe, Murphy

Motlanthe, Kgalema

Motsabi, John

Msimang, Mendi

Mufamadi, Sydney

Mvelase, Catherine

Mxenge, Griffiths

Naicker, Dr G. M. (Monty)

Naicker, Marimuthu Pragalathan (M.P.)

Naidoo, Indres

Naidoo, Jayaseelan 'Jay'

Naidoo, M.D.

Naidoo, M.J.

Naidoo, Steve (Nandha)

Naidoo, Tim

Nair, Billy

Ndaba, Charles

Ngcuka, Bulelani

Nhlanhla, Joe

Nieuwoudt, Gideon

Nkadimeng, John

Nkobi, Thomas

Nokwe, Duma

Nqakula, Charles

Nyanda, Siphiwe

Nzo, Alfred

Omar, Dullah

Pahad, Aziz

Pahad, Essop

Patel, Dipak

Pillay, Ivan

Pillay, Vella

Press, Ronnie

Rabkin, Sue

Ramaphosa, Cyril

Sankar, Anesh

Schoon, Marius

Schuitema, Barend

Scott, Mpho

Seedat, Dawood

September, Reg

Shaik, Mo

Shaik, Schabir

Shaik, Yunus

Shope, Gertrude

Singh, Debi

Sisulu, Albertina

Sisulu, Walter

Sithole, Jabu

Slovo, Joe

Smit, Basie

Swanepoel, Theunis ('Rooi Rus', Afrikaans) 'Red Russian'

Tambo, Oliver

Terre'Blanche, Eugene

Thloome, Dan

Tshabalala, Mbuso

Tshabalala, Vuso

Van Der Merwe, Fanie

Van Der Merwe, General Johan

Van Zyl Slabbert, Frederick

Viljoen, Constand

Vlok, Adriaan

Vorster, B.J.

Wessels, Leon

Willemse, General

Williamson, Craig

Xulu, Maxwell

Xuma, Dr A. B.

Yacoob, Zak

Zulu, Thami

Zuma, Jacob

Zwelithini, King Goodwill

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