Polokwane - Political, writers & sport figures

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  • Tom Naude
  • Jack Botes
  • Alpheus Malivha. Born in 1901 in Nzhelele in Venda, he enrolled in a Communist-run night school while working at a factory in Johannesburg in the 1930s. He joined the party in 1936 and served on its district committee from 1939 to 1950. Together with others, he founded the Zoutpansberg Cultural Association in 1939. Their headquarters were in the same building as that of the Communist Party, which provided support and publicised their activities in the party newspaper, Inkululeko.
  • Selope Thema
  • Peter Nchabaleng
  • Elias Mathope Motsoaledi
  • David Bopape
  • Flag Boshielo
  • John Kgoana Nkadimeng
  • Ngoako Ramathlodi
  • Sello Moloto
  • Thabo Makunyane
  • Ezekiel Mphahlele was born in Marabastad Township, Pretoria, but spent much of his boyhood in Maupaneng, a large village outside Pietersburg (now Polokwane). Polokwane’s Retief Goosen, World Number 4 Golf Champion, also a brand Limpopo ambassador, who continues to win numerous golf championships both at home and abroad.
  • Malamulele’s Isaac Hlatshwayo who has just been voted the 2005 South African Boxer of the Year.
  • Mrs. Ntswaki Qwabe of Ga-Mathabatha for scooping the Sowetan-Old Mutual 2005 Community builder of the year. *
  • Seshego’s Eric Macheru for winning the national "Sokka King" championship, *

Last updated : 19-Feb-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 05-Jul-2011

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