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Overview John Vorster was the prime minister of South Africa from 1966 to 1978, after having served as Minister of Justice from 1961 to 1966... read more
Gerrit Viljoen was born in Cape Town on 11 September 1926 to Helena and Hendrik Geldenhuys Viljoen. At the time of his birth his father was... read more
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Chris van Wyk was born at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg in  1957 and grew up in Newclare, before moving to Rive... read more
Van den Heever was born in Windhoek in 1926 but attended school in Bloemfontein. She went on to complete her MA in English at the University... read more
Jean van der Poel was born in Cape Town in 1904, and went on to become a prominent historian. Her studies began at the University of Cape To... read more
Marlene van Niekerk was born in 1954, on a farm in Tygerhoek near Caledon. An outstanding intellectual, philosopher and prodigious literary... read more
Dr Benedict Wallet Vilakazi was born on 6 January 1906 in Groutville, Natal. Vilakazi was appointed bantu languages assistant at the Univers... read more

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