Nelspruit Historical & community biographies

Historical & community

  • Enos Mabuza (educationist, politically active in the homeland system)
  • Boleu (chief of the Kopa)
  • Robert Matana Gumede (business man and former owner of the Nelspruit Dangerous Darkies Football Club)
  • HL Hall (one of the first permanent White inhabitant of Nelspruit)
  • David Mabuza(premier)
  • Mabhogo (chief of theNdzundza)
  • George Piggot Moodie (construction, building of Nelspruit?)
  • Hudson Ntsanwisi (leader of Kwandebele homeland)
  • Cedric Phatudi (Chief Minister of Lebowa)
  • Collins Ramusi (Lebowa Peoples Party leader)
  • Sekwati (Pedi monarch)
  • Sekhukhune II (Pedi chief)

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Democratic Movement

  • Moebien Wadee (one of the main UDF contacts in Nelspruit, medical doctor and forensic pathologist)
  • Yusuf Vawda (UDF activist)
  • Okki Peterson (UDF activist)
  • Mathews Phosa (politician, ANC activist and lawyer)

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Arts & Culture

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City officials

Mayors

This is a list of mayors listed in chronological order, starting from 1940 to 1980.

  • Bob Aling (First mayor, 1940-)
  • RN Ailing (1940 - 41)
  • Gordon Aubrey Penny (1941 - 42)
  • Charles Sydney Isaac Russel (1942 - 43)
  • Charles Sydney Isaac Russel (1943 - 44)
  • Maurice James Streak (1944 - 45)
  • Daniel Francois Joubert (1945 - 46)
  • Ignatius Wilhelm Ferreira (1946 -57)
  • Dr Arnold Marais le Roux (1957 - 58)
  • Gomer Wilfried de Villiers (1958 - 59)
  • Hylton Albertus Wolfaard (1959 - 61)
  • Brian Shrosbree (1961 - 62)
  • Marthinus Jacobus van Wijk (1962 - 63)
  • Johann Cristiaan Emmanuel Folscher (1963 - 64)
  • Marthinus Jacobus van Wijk (1964 - 67)
  • Dr Arnold Marais le Roux (1967 - 69)
  • EM Mennen (1969 - 70)
  • NJ van Zyl (1970 - 71)
  • Marthinus Jacobus van Wijk (1971 - 72)
  • Johann Cristiaan Emmanuel Folscher (1972 - 73)
  • Brian Shrosbree (1973 - 74)
  • DJ van Zijl (1974 - 75)
  • HR Ludik (1975 - 76)
  • NJ van Zyl (1976 - 77)
  • CI Delport (1977 - 78)
  • Johann Cristiaan Emmanuel Folscher (1978-80)
Chairs of the Health Committee 1912 - 1922

This is a list of Chairs of the Health Committee, listed in chronological order, starting from 1912 to 1922

  • Thomas Holman Lawrence (1912 - 1915)
  • Charles Currie (1917 -1919) - deceased in office (1919)
  • JF Kelfkins (1919 - 1920)
  • Percy Wilhelm (1922)

Minutes for the period August 1920 to November 1922 have been lost

Chairs of the Village Council 1923 - 1940

This is a list of Chairs of the Village Council, listed in chronological order, starting from 1923 to 1940.

  • Percy Wilhelm (1923-1925)
  • RJ Henshall (1927 - 1926)
  • Julius Schneider (1928)
  • OB Andrews (1929)
  • RJ Henshall (1930)
  • Julius Schneider (1931)
  • RP Hanna (1932 - 1939)
  • RJ Henshall (1940)

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Last updated : 04-May-2012

This article was produced by South African History Online on 29-Mar-2011