Thulkana Palan

Thulkana Palan was born in uMzinto in 1933 and moved to Durban in 1963 at the age of 30. After a short stay in Clairwood, he moved into Havenside, Chatsworth, where he has lived for the past 52 years. Palan was one of 12 siblings, but was the only child […]

Prof Philda Nomusa Nzimande

Prof Philda Nomusa Nzimande (born Ndlovu) was born at Ntukuso in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal, where she received her primary education. In 1961 she qualified as a general nurse and as a midwife in 1963 at McCord Hospital, in Durban. Thirteen years later, in 1976, Nzimande established a nursing college. She furthered […]

Bishop Michael Vorster

Bishop Michael Vorster was born on 24 February 1957. In 1980, at the age of 23, Vorster became a lay pastor with a special interest in working with the youth. A year later Vorster was appointed as a probational minister in the Commemoration and Sole Memorial Circuits in Grahamstown. Between 1984 and 1988 he […]

Judge Khayelihle Kenneth ‘KK’ Mthiyane

Judge Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane was born in Ndwedwe, KwaZulu Natal on 13 September 1944. He went on to do a B. Iuris degree (Unisa) in 1972, LL.B (Natal) in 1984 and LL.M (Natal) in 1994. He previously worked as Judge of the Natal Provincial Division.

Mthiyane practiced in Durban as an attorney […]

Bheki Mkhwane

Born in 1963 and raised in the dusty streets of Kwa-Mashu, Bheki Mkhwane has made a name for himself in theatre as a director, producer, play writer and actor. Mkhwane fell in love with acting at an early age. With a rare God given skill in soccer, many thought he […]

Prof. Quarrisha Abdool Karim

Quarrisha Abdool Karim was born in March 20, 1960. She obtained her BSc from the University of Durban-Westville in 1981, her MSc from Columbia University in 1988 and PhD in 2000 from University of Natal. Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim is an academic, a mother and leader in HIV and AIDS […]

Moses Tembe

Moses Tembe hails from the Northern KwaZulu Natal area of Jozini, which he still calls home. Mr. Tembe was born in 1963. He holds a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from Unisa. He also completed the Caltex Business Management Programme at the University of Cape Town.

Mr. Tembe was […]

HE Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was born on the 27th of January 1949 in Pietermaritzburg, the eldest of eight children. She was born at a time when black women’s career expectations did not go beyond domestic work. She, however, was not to be limited.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma completed high school at the Amanzimtoti Training College […]

Edmund Mhlongo

Edmund was born in 1956 in the village of Nkwenkwe near Melmoth, Northern KwaZulu-Natal. He later moved to Kwa-Mashu when his parents relocated to Durban. He matriculated in 1983 at John Dube High School in Kwa-Mashu. He obtained his BA Honours degree at the University of Durban-Westville and went to […]

Don MacLeod

Don MacLeod was born in January 1928 in Johannesburg and grew up in Kimberley, where he went to school. He was an outstanding scholar and skipped years when at school and matriculated when he was just 16. He received 6 A’s and one B. The B was for Geography, which […]

Bhekisisa Thabethe

Bhekisisa Maxwell Thabethe was born in Eshowe in 1968, Feb 1. He did his sub-standard A and sub-standard B at Habeni Bantu Combined (BC) School. He then did his lower primary education at Fundakahle LP School. His higher primary education was at Mthethweni HP School where he became a boy […]