Anna Johanna Dorthea De Villiers

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Author, educator and first female principal of Huguenot University College

First name: 
Middle name: 
Johanna Dorthea
Last name: 
De Villiers
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Location of birth: 
Stellenbosch,Cape Town
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Location of death: 
Stellenbosch,Cape Town

De Villiers was an educator and author. She was an editor of the Dictionary of the Afrikaans language, the first and only female principal of the Huguenot University College in Wellington and a lecturer at the Pretoria Technical College and the University of Pretoria. De Villiers visited various countries as a South African delegate and did postdoctoral studies overseas. She always felt that the intellectual and moral levels of a country was largely determined by its women. She died in 1979.

• E.J. Verwey (ed)

Last updated : 13-Mar-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011