Biographies

Surinarayan ‘Sonny’ Kala Venkatrathnam was born on 27 July 1935 in Sea View, Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). He had 12 siblings. He grew... read more
Jeremy Vearey was born in 1963 in Elsies River. He describes the area as a ‘different Elsies River’ than today as it was only around 50% bui... read more
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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

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