Biographies

Bartolomeu Dias, also called Bartholomew Diaz, was a Portuguese navigator whose discovery in 1488 of the Cape of Good Hope showed Europeans... read more
Eddie Daniels was born on 25 October 1928 in District 6, Cape Town where also grew up and attended Sydney Street School. District 6 was one... read more
F. W. de Klerk was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng) on 18 March 1936. F.W. de Klerk grew up in a political family, with both hi... read more
Jacobus Hercules de la Rey was the sixth child of Adrianus Johannes and Adriana (van Rooyen). He was born near Winburg on 22 October 1847. A... read more
Barend de Wet was born in Boksburg in 1956, and towards his untimely death had long become an emblematic figure of the artist, the possibili... read more
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Anna De Koningh was the daughter of Angela van Bengale. She arrived with Angela from Batavia, but who her father was is unknown. Like her mo... read more
Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal was the son of the Jariam Singh, a former President of the Transvaal Indian Association. He received his early educa... read more
Barney “Rissik” Desai was born on 10 April 1932 in Durban. He grew up as an Indian but was "reclassified" Coloured in 1957. Desa... read more
Docrat was born in the village of Kathor, India on 15 September 1915. His grandfather was a pioneering businessman who traded in Burma and S... read more
Jeremiah W Dunjwa was born in Cape Town. An organiser of the 1919 passive resistance campaign against passes in the Transvaal, secretary of... read more
Bertram Dumbleton was born in 1896 in George, Cape Province. He trained at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London and the Academic Julian i... read more

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