Date of Birth: 12/18/1946
Place of Birth: King William`s Town
Nationality: South Africa
Steve was born in King William`s Town in the east of South Africa. He was the third child in the family. His father, a simple servant, died when Steve was four years old. His mother worked as a cleaner.
Steve studied in Lovedale, but was expelled from school because of his political beliefs. Continue training he had in the liberal Catholic school "St. Francis College" in Natal.
In 1966, Steve joined the Medical Faculty of the University of Natal in Durban, where he met his future mentor and friend Joshua Mboya Dade. "National Union of South African Students` Steve first became a member of a multinational organization. But soon he found that students of every race and nationality must have their own organization to fight for their rights. So in 1968 he left the "People`s Union" and co-founded the `Organisation of South African Students, SASO