30 October 1906
The Xhosa writer and linguist, Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, was born at Mbokothwana Mission, Tsolo district, Transkei. After several years as teacher and having obtained an M.A. Degree at the University of South Africa in 1944, he was appointed to the Department of African Languages at Fort Hare. In 1946 he accepted a post as lecturer in the School of African Studies at the University of Cape Town, the first African to occupy that position. Jordan was also the first African to receive a PhD degree at the University of Cape Town.