Biographies

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
Richard Ernest Van der Ross was born in 1921, he studied at the University of Cape Town where he received M.A., B.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees. Fo... read more
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
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
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
Adriaan Vlok was born on 11 December 1937 in Sutherland, Cape Province to Betty Oliver and Nicolaas Vlok. He grew up on a smallholding close... read more
Johannes Willem (Jan) Viljoen was born in 14 May 1812, Winterhoek. Having moved from Oudtshoorn to the present Orange Free State in 1843, he... 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
This article was written by Francesca Mitchell and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. Hendrik ‘Hennie’... 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
Mlungiseleli Velaphi (MK name Mzimkulu Goduka) was born in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape in 1967 was a United Democratic Front (UDF) member. ... 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

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