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Chris van Wyk was born at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg in  1957 and grew up in Newclare, before moving to Rive... read more
This article was written by Francesca Mitchell and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Hendrik ‘Hennie’... read more
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Nicolaas Petrus van Wyk Louw was born on 11 June 1906 in Sutherland, where his father practised as an attorney. He started school there, b... read more
Frederik van Zyl Slabbert and his twin sister were born on 2 March 1940 in Pretoria to Barbara Zacharia Hagen and Petrus Johannes... read more
Ngwenduna Vanda, a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) was from Peddie, Eastern Cape. He was killed in c... read more
Reggie Vandeyar was born into a poor family on 15 July 1931 in Newclare. His father was originally from India, who had come to South Africa... read more
Mbuyiselo Stanley Vanqa was born in 1923. Inspired to join the African National Congress by the Defiance Campaign. Took an active part in su... read more
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Zwelinzima Joseph Vavi was born on 20 December 1962 on a farm in Hanover, Northern Cape. His father was a mineworker. Vavi has four brothers... read more
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