Biographies

Barend Jacobus du Plessis was born on 19 January 1940 in Johannesburg to Martie and Jan Hendrik du Plessis. He was the eldest of three child... read more
Sir Patrick Duncan was born on 21 December 1870 in Fortrie (Aberdeen-shire). Duncan first educated in Edinburgh, he entered Balliol College,... read more
British soldier, and Governor at the Cape from 1820-21. He named the burgeoning port of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth in memory of the death of... read more
Chris Dlamini was born in Benoni, Transvaal, on 10 October 1944, one of the five children of Anna and Gilbert Dlamini, a worker in an electr... read more
Stephen Dlamini was born in 30 November 1913 in Natal (KwaZulu-Natal). As a factory worker, Dlamini became a trade union member and rose thr... read more
John Mowbray Didcott was born on 14 August 1931, Durban, Natal.  After matriculating at Hilton College, outside Pietermaritzburg, Natal... read more
Oscar Dhlomo was born on 28 December 1943 at Putellos, Umbumbulu, about 30 kilometers south east of Durban, the fifth of the 11 children of... read more
  Christiaan de Wet was born at Leeuwkop near Smithfield, Orange Free State, on 7 October 1854. He received little formal education, sp... read more
Zac de Beer was born on 11 October 1928. He was the second of four children of Jean Isobel and Zacharias Johannes de Beer, a medical doctor.... read more
The history of Queen Njinga (or Nzinga) of Ndongo/Matamba is contested. Portuguese colonial historians and missionaries would emphasise her... read more
Lulu Dube was born in Inanda in 1931. She was the third child born to John Langalibalele Dube and Angeline (neè Khumalo) Dube and their last... read more
Penelope Jane Dunlop (P.J. Powers) was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 16 July 1960. She chose PJ Powers as her stage name using her i... read more

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