Bachelor in Social Sciences, University Witwatersrand, 1950. Master of Science, University Bradford, England, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1988.
Social worker Johannesburg City Council, 1951. Supply teacher Greater London (England) Council, 1952-1954. Administrative secretary Transvaal Clothing Industry, Medical Aid Society, Johannesburg, 1955-1959.
Organizing sect Institute Race Relations, 1960-1963. Research assistant University London, 1966, University Bradford, 1966-1969. Research fellow Enfield College of Technology, Middlesex, 1969-1974.
From lecturer to principal lecturer Middlesex Polytechnic, London, 1974-1991. Senior researcher University Western Cape, Bellville, 1991-1996, acting commissioner, chairman Gender Equity Task Force, Department Education, 1996-1997. Visiting assistant professor University California, Davis, 1984-1985.
Member collective Feminist Review Journal.
Member welfare committee African National Congress, London, 1988-1991.
Married Harold Wolpe, November 10, 1955. Children: Peta, Tessa, Nicholas.