Biographies

Van Eck was born in Holland on 18 December 1943, the first born of five children.  He came to South Africa when he was five years old w... read more
1
Maurice van Essche came to Africa as part of a Belgian government-sponsored painting expedition to the Congo in 1939. With the occupation... read more
No content is provided for this biography - please contribute towards this biography with biographical details, images or archival material.
No content is provided for this biography - please contribute towards this biography with biographical details, images or archival material.
Marlene van Niekerk was born in 1954, on a farm in Tygerhoek near Caledon. An outstanding intellectual, philosopher and prodigious literary... read more
Gerrit Viljoen was born in Cape Town on 11 September 1926 to Helena and Hendrik Geldenhuys Viljoen. At the time of his birth his father was... read more
J.A. van Plettenberg was born on the 8 March 1739 in Leeuwarden in Friesland, the Netherlands, the son of Hendrik Casimir and Agatha Petrone... read more
No content is provided for this biography - please contribute towards this biography with biographical details, images or archival material.
Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was born in Culemborg in the Netherlands on 21 April 1619, as the son of a surgeon. He grew up in Schiedam,... read more
No content is provided for this biography - please contribute towards this biography with biographical details, images or archival material.
1
Raymond Basil van Staden was born on 27 January 1961 at the coastal town of Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu-Natal. He studied Security Management, Fo... read more
Anton van Wouw was born in Driedergen, Netherlands on 20 November 1862. He is regarded as the father of South African sculpture. He decided... read more

Pages