Biographies

Patricia de Lille, a South African politician, was born the 17 February, 1951 in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt. She received her... read more
The history of Queen Njinga (or Nzinga) of Ndongo/Matamba is contested. Portuguese colonial historians and missionaries would emphasise her... read more
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was born on 27 January 1949. She received her secondary education at Amanzimtoti Training College until 1967 and bega... read more
This article was written by Sumaiya Virji and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo was bo... read more
Bartolomeu Dias, also called Bartholomew Diaz, was a Portuguese navigator whose discovery in 1488 of the Cape of Good Hope showed Europeans... read more
Eddie Daniels was born on 25 October 1928 in District 6, Cape Town where also grew up and attended Sydney Street School. District 6 was one... read more
F. W. de Klerk was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 18 March 1936. F.W. de Klerk grew up in a political family, with both hi... read more
Jacobus Hercules de la Rey was the sixth child of Adrianus Johannes and Adriana (van Rooyen). He was born near Winburg on 22 October 1847. A... read more
Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo played an outstanding role in the South African liberation movement for over half a century - in persuading the Indi... read more
Sheena Duncan was born in Johannesburg in 1932 and was the eldest of the five children in her family. She was educated at the Roedean School... read more
Bettie Du Toit was born on a farm in the former Transvaal Province. She was orphaned at three when her father died. Her mother had passed aw... read more
De Villiers was an educator and author. She was an editor of the Dictionary of the Afrikaans language, the first and only female principal o... read more

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