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Peter Henry Abrahams Deras (Peter Abrahams) was born in Vrededorp, Johannesburg’s largest Coloured and Asian slum ..read more
David ‘Andy’ Anderson was born in Kwazulu-Natal. He began his editorial cartooning career in 1977, ..read more
James Richard Abe Bailey was born in London on 23 October 1919. Bailey was the son of Randlord Sir Abe Bailey and Lady ..read more
Several dutch publishers have featured prominently in the South African book industry. They include JJ van Schaik, ..read more
Peter Loubser Were Becker was born in Rivonia South Africa the youngest of the three sons of Harold Paley Becker and ..read more
Basil Sipho Neo Bridgeman Bikitsha, known as “Doc” Bikitsha, was born on 19 November 1930 at the Bridgman ..read more
Stephen Black was the son of Henry and Sarah Black. He was born in September 1879 in Claremont, Cape Town and was ..read more
Prof Botha was born in 1930. Through her life she served on various organisations, including the Suid-Afrikaanse ..read more
Russel Botman was born on 18 October 1953 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (now Free State Province). His mother had ..read more
Jan Bouws, accomplished musician, composer, lecturer and author, was born in the Netherlands in Purmerend on 28 July ..read more
Breytenbach was an opponent of the apartheid regime, whose work represented a milestone in the development of Afrikaans ..read more
Brink is a distinguished South African novelist, playwright, literary critic and academic who challenged the apartheid ..read more
Dennis Brutus was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) in 1924.  His parents moved to Port Elizabeth ..read more
Brian Bunting son of Sidney and Rebecca Bunting was born in 1920, in  the buntings Regent St home in Johannesburg ..read more
Luli Callinicos was born in Johannesburg, and is of Hellenic descent. She began her involvement in the struggle for ..read more
Margaret Roach Campbell (Killie Campbell) was born at Mount Edgecombe on 9 September 1881, the second of four children ..read more
Jan Celliers was born on 12 January 1865 on the farm Wagenmakersvallei near Wellington. A few years later his family ..read more
Born in Cardiff Road, Simon’s Town in 1929, as the third born child in a family of six, there was much that his ..read more
Hester Elizabeth Cornelius was born on 5 April 1907 in Lichtenburg Western Transvaal to an Afrikaner family. Her family ..read more
Izak de Villiers was born in Paarl on 30 July 1936. He attended Paarl Gymnasium, a school for which he maintained a ..read more
De Villiers was an educator and author. She was an editor of the Dictionary of the Afrikaans language, the first and ..read more

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