Dawid Kruiper was born in the Kalahari National Park (now Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) in 1936. He referred to himself as “Die Ou Ram” (The Old Ram). He was the first son of the legendary San leader, Regopstaan Kruiper.
Kruiper was the traditional leader and healer of the Khomani San, hunter-gatherers living in the Kalahari Desert. He became leader of the //Sa! Makai in 1987. Kruiper was well known for his acting role as a tracker in... read more