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Wilfrid Edward Cooper was born on 22 May 1926 in Observatory, a suburb of Cape Town, Cape Province (now Western Cape Province) and lived in... read more
Gertrude Hope Posthumus, the second-youngest of eight children was born in King Williamstown but grew up Worcester where her father, an engi... read more
Thembisile Chris Hani was born in the rural village of Sabalele, in the Cofimvaba region of the former Transkei. He was the fifth of the six... read more
Born at Mafeking in 1885, grandson of the great and distinguished Natural Ruler of the Barolong Tribe. He received his early education at hi... read more
Sydney Mufamadi was born on 28 February 1959 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. Mufamadi is the eldest of the four children of Masindi and... read more
While in exile, Ngwevela procured a Diploma in Political Science at the Pushkin International Institute in Moscow in October 1980. From Sept... 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
Dr. James Sebe Moroka was the great grandson of Chief Moroka I of the Barolong, from Thaba Nchu in the then Orange Free State. Moroka w... read more
In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared, 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day, to honour his birthday. This is t... read more
Ernest Cole was born on 21 March 1940 as Ernest Levi Tsoloane Kole, in Eersterust, Pretoria. He left school when Bantu Education was introdu... read more
Born Liverpool, England 1846, died Cape Town, 1921. Morland was descended from a family of British artists that includes the famous George M... read more
Article first published in The Sunday Independent January 4 2015 at 10:37am By Sam Mathe Johannesburg - Pianist, singer and composer Pa... read more

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