Biographies

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
Izak de Villiers was born in Paarl on 30 July 1936. He attended Paarl Gymnasium, a school for which he maintained a lifelong passion. He was... read more
Gille de Vlieg was born in 1940 in Plymouth, England. She was trained as a nurse and worked in Pietermaritzburg and London. De Vlieg then mo... read more
Bongiwe Dhlomo was born on 25 June 1956 in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, and grew up in nearby Bergville. Dhlomo matriculated in 1974 from St Chad... read more
Lucky Dube was born on a small farm near Ermelo in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga). His mother, Sarah, considered his birth after a f... read more
Sibusiso Duma is a young artist who is presently making his mark within the Durban art scene. His talent was noticed and nourished by the la... read more
Charles Du Val was born in Manchester, England in 1810 of Irish parents. Du Val and his business manager and long-time associate, Arthur Fry... read more
Steve Dyer was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1960. He taught himself to play the guitar at the age of eleven. He studied music at the Universi... 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

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