Shaun Abrahams, South African lawyer and the former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) at the National Prosecuting Authority. He was born in the Western Cape but Abrahams considers himself “a Zulu boy” because he spent so much of his childhood in KwaZulu-Natal, he told City Press soon after his appointment. Eager, hard-working, ambitious – that’s how Shaun Abrahams’ former colleagues described him soon after the advocate was appointed head of the NPA. Read Shaun Kevin Abrahams Biography and Profile.
In April, Veronica Zodwa Mathe, affectionately known as the “Mother of Azania”, was awarded the Order of Luthuli. Born (Zondeni Veronica Mathe) on the 27th July 1927 in Hlobane in KwaZulu-Natal, she got married to Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe on the 6th June 1954. Read Veronica Zodwa Mathe Biography and Profile.
Gemma Griffiths was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. The indie/folk singer and composer has performed a variety of music and arts festivals around the world, including the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) twice and ‘Miombo Magic’ in Zimbabwe. She headlined for Zimfest London 2015, as well as headlining for the first Performer’s Platform in Bulawayo. Gemma performed at the African Women’s Awards 2015, and was the featured artist at Afrojazzanova that November. Read Gemma Griffiths Biography and Profile.
Born in Nkandla, South Africa, on April 12, 1942, Jacob Zuma joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1959. After serving time in prison for his involvement with a militant wing, he rose in the party’s ranks and became its president in 2007, two years before his election as president of South Africa. Continue reading Jacob Zuma Biography and Profile.
Zodwa Wabantu (Zodwa Rebecca Libram) born 30 October, 1985, South African Socialite and Dancer. Zodwa Wabantu used to work for a debt collection company but later resigned to indulge in the entertainment industry. “Growing up people always told me I would be nothing. I know what I am here for. I knew I had ‘something’ but I didn’t think it would be this big.” Read Zodwa Rebecca Libram Biography and Profile.
Shamila Batohi, a prominent Indian-origin lawyer, started her public service as a junior prosecutor in the Chatsworth Magistrates’ Court in 1986 and has served as the first regional head of the directorate of special operations based in KwaZulu-Natal. Continue with Shamila Batohi Biography and Profile.