Academic Historian

Karen Haire, originally from Ireland, is Associate Professor in the Humanities School at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa. She earned her Ed.D at Columbia University in 2003 and is the co-author of Ga E Phetsolele Nageng. Bringing Plaatje Back Home. ‘Re-storying’ the African and Batswana Sensibilities in his Oeuvre. (2014, Africa World Press). She also co-translated Lover of His People. A Biography of Sol Plaatje, with original essays (2012 Wits U. Press). Between 2012 and 2019 she taught African Studies in the United States.

Lucy Buyaphi Mvubelo (née Twala) (1920-2000)

South African career trade unionist Lucy Buyaphi Mvubelo was a leading figure in the movement to improve conditions for workers in South Africa, although she saw that campaign as separate from the anti-Apartheid Movement. Lucy Mvubelo was born on January 20, 1920 in Spes Bona, … Read MoreLucy Buyaphi Mvubelo (née Twala) (1920-2000)