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In the pre-colonial period, 1880 to 1893, the Pondo people (Mpondo) formed part of the Xhosa ethnic group, but differed ..read more
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In 1894, Pondoland was annexed by the Cape Colony. It was one of the last occupied areas in South Africa. The area was ..read more
The Pondo people were dispossessed of their land and they were forced to submit themselves to White control. In 1910, ..read more
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Labour migrancy from Pondoland began when labour recruiters started looking for people who were prepared to leave the ..read more
Chief Rabbi Israel Abrahams was born on 12 March 1903 in Vilna, Lithuania. He was the son of Zecharya Alter ..read more
  Please note: This biography is a modified extract from the following source: Bell, P. (1999) “Raymond ..read more
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João Albasini was born in Lisbon, Portugal on 1 June 1813. Beside the fact that his father was a sea captain, ..read more
Arndt was born in Canada in 1890 and died in South Africa in 1982. In South Africa, Arndt set about informing the ..read more
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Arndt, the youngest son of Reverend Johannes Arndt and Luise Pauline Grutzner was born in Bloemfontein on 27 May 1899. ..read more
This article was written by Michelle Hayman and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The ‘ ..read more
Autshumao also known as Herry the strandloper (beach walker), he was chief and interpreter of the Gorinhaikonas. In ..read more
Sara ‘Saartjie’ Baartman was born in 1789* at the Gamtoos river in what is now known as the Eastern Cape. ..read more
If Ali Bacher's commitment to cricket had ended after his playing days, he would have had a proud place on the ..read more
Jan Gerritze Bantjes was born in Graaff-Reinet district. He was a member of Voortrekker leader Jacob de Clercq's ..read more
Mohammed Cassim Bassa the estate agent and community leader was born on 11 August 1925 in India. He was the eighth of ..read more
Allan Aubury Boesak was born at Kakamas, Northern Cape, one of eight children. His father, a schoolteacher, died when ..read more
Joseph Booth was born in 1851 in Derby, England. A unique figure in the missionary history of central and southern ..read more
The life of Maggie Bopalamo tracks the history of the Rustenburg area in a remarkable fashion. From humble ..read more
Carel Boshoff was born on 9 November 1927, a second child from the second marriage of his father. He spent his early ..read more
Richard Bourke was born on 4 May 1777 in Dublin, Ireland. During his army career he was promoted to Major-General and ..read more

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