Thokozani “Gxaba Lembadada” Nene

Dr Thokozani Mandlenkosi Ernest Nene, known as “Gxaba Lembadada”, was born at Kwa Hlabisa, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal on 19 September 1944 and moved to Chesterville in Durban.

Dr Nene attended the Eshowe Government School, where he matriculated in 1965. He went on to study at the University of […]

Sipho Ngobese

Born 8 March 1944, in Durban. Sipho Ngobese attended school at Umkhumbane Government School, Chesterville Secondary School, St. Francis College in Mariannhill, and UNISA (Bachelor of Theology). Ngobese is married with one daughter and two grandsons.

Ngobese’s newspaper career experience involves writing as a freelancer for UMAFRIKA, reporting […]

Ruth Cele

Ruth Cele who was known as ‘Mamgo’, Ruth was born in Durban, 2 February 1939. Ruth attended school at Kay Maria, Clairwood Government Native School, Loram Secondary School and St Chads College where she obtained the then University J.C.

Ruth started acting at the age of 12. […]

Roland Mqwebu

Roland Mqwebu was known as ‘Mkhize’ from Emzini Wezinsizwa and as ‘Ngomane’ from Shaka Zulu TV series.

Born in 1941 in Groutville Mission, Mqwebu attended school at Inchanga High School. In 1955, he had his first recording with Radio Zulu. He acted in a number of national TV multilingual such […]

Phyllis Naidoo

Phyllis Naidoo was born in Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal in 1928, and from an early age she was active in the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM). As a student, and later a teacher at Natal University (Non-European section), she organised a Human Rights Committee which helped to raise funds for […]

Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane

Mlungisi Raphael “Professor” Ngubane was born 20 February 1956 in Durban is a former South African soccer player and former coach of National First Division club Thanda Royal Zulu and currently  the head coach of Cape Town All Stars. He previously coached Durban Bush Bucks, Maritzburg United, Bush Bucks, Black Leopards and […]

Mbongeni Ngema

Born at Nhlwathi, KwaHlabisa in KwaZulu-Natal, 1955. He attended  Nhlwathi Primary School, and left Nhlwathi to live in Verulam. He then moved to live at Kwa-Mashu E Section. He attended Vukuzakhe High School. From the age of 12 he taught himself to play the guitar. His pursuit of theatre began when […]

Prof Fatima Meer

Born 1928, in Grey Street, Durban. Fatima attended the Durban Indian Girls’ High School and subsequently went to the University of Natal, where she completed a Masters degree in Sociology.

Fatima was brought up in an atmosphere that was highly conscious of racial discrimination and that shaped her into […]

Duduzile Hlomuka-Ngubane

Duduzile Daphney Hlomuka – Ngubane well known as “Sis May” was born in Ladysmith, KZN in 1949. Daphney grew up and attended school in KwaMashu, Durban. She was involved in the arts for decades mainly as an actress on stage, in television and film. Daphney’s first professional production was […]

Cedric Sugar-Ray Xulu

Thulani Cedric also known as “Sugar Ray” Xulu, was born 19 December 1939. Sugar-Ray stays in Clermont and is married with three children. Sugar-Ray attended school from Lutheral Lower Primary; Roman Catholic Higher Primary; Fannin (Ziphathele) High School and Ohlange High School (College) in Inanda and obtained a University […]

Alfred Nokwe

Born in Port St John’s, Nokwe by birth was a percentage Xhosa and Batman. Nokwe moved to Durban in 1942 and started school at eMbhoshongweni (an Indian Temple) in Somtseu Road which was under Loram Government School supervision. Nokwe was a brilliant student and teachers decided to promote him as a […]