Biographies

Elizabeth Drake was born in 1866 in Rochester, Kent, England. Her naturalistic renderings of landscape and architectural subjects in waterco... read more
Leng Dixon was born in 1916 in Cape Town. He joined the New Group after his return from the Camberwell School of Art in London from 1937 to... read more
  Pieter Dirk Uys was born in Cape Town in 1945. He studied drama at UCT from 1965 to 1965 before going to study at the London Film Sch... read more
Nerine Constantia Desmond Fial was born in Constantia, Cape, 1908. She studied graphics at London's Central School of Art in 1938, but w... read more
Franciscus Jacobus Ludovicus* (also François Jacobus Louis) De Vriendt was born on 2 September 1886**1874 in Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium. H... read more
Johannes de Klerk was born on 22 July 1903 in Burgersdorp. He was the eldest son of Reverend Willem de Klerk and Aletta Johannes van Rooy. D... read more
Michael Davis was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). On completing his schooling in Johannesburg, Davis served his compu... read more
Dawie de Villiers was born on 10 July 1940 in Burgersdorp, one of three children of Elsa and Coenie de Villiers. Dawie’s father was a... read more
Fanie de Villiers was born on the 13th October 1964 in Vereeniging. In 1985 he started playing for the Northern Transvaal cricket team and i... read more
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo succeeded Cetshwayo as king of the Zulu nation in 1884. At the time, Zululand was experiencing a process of national di... read more
Chief Dalindyebo, of the Tembus, was born in 1865. At the age of 14 years he was admitted into St. John's, where he remained until his r... read more
Paramount Chief of the Mthethwa and leader of various northern Nguni groups who lived in the Zululand area before Shaka brought th... read more

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