Dr Benedict Wallet Vilakazi born


Monday, 1 January 1906

Dr Benedict Vilakazi, poet and writer, is born in Groutville, KwaZulu Natal, home to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Luthuli.

He was the first Black South African to receive a Doctorate in literature and wrote the first book of Zulu poems to be published.

• SAHO, Dr. Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, from South African History Online, [online], Available at www.sahistory.org.za [Accessed: 04 December 2013]

Last updated : 17-Dec-2015

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011