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Dirk Johannes Coetzee was born in 1945. The son of a postmaster, he grew up in the Northern Cape. Dirk Coetzee and Generals Jan Viktor and J... read more
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Justice Arthur Chaskalson was born in Johannesburg on 24 November 1931. In 1952 he graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a... read more
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Zuleika (Zulei) Sarojini Christopher, the eldest daughter of Advocate Albert Christopher and Ghadija Gool, was born in 1924 in Greenwood Par... read more
Born the son of a semi-literate but wealthy cattle farmer in the Ixopo district of Natal in 1919, Conco rose to become Luthuli's second-... read more
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Allison George Champion was born on 4 December 1893 at Sans Souci School near the mouth of the Tugela River in Natal. His father had been ad... read more
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J. M. Coetzee was born to German and English parents in Cape Town on 9 February 1940. Coetzee spent his childhood in there, as well as in Wo... read more
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Neville Wilson Curtis was born on 16 October 1947, Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). His father, John (Jack) Curtis left Australia in 1... read more
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Michael Coetzee was born in 1959 and grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape. His parents were both teachers. In 1978, he enrolled for a B.Sc... read more
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In 1849, Cape Town lived up to its reputation for giving visiting vessels a rousing reception. But this was a reception with a difference; i... read more
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Sheila Cussons was born at the Moravia Missionary Station near Piketberg, Western Cape.  She matriculated at Hoër Meisieskool, Pre... read more
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At the age of 17, Renfrew Leslie Christie found himself in the South African Army. He was on guard at Lenz ammunition dump (east of Johannes... read more

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