Doc Bikitsha

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Doc Bikitsha


Teacher, journalist, awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for his contribution to journalism and literature and as an important social commentator

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Mayfair, Johannesburg
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Dobsonville, Soweto

Basil Sipho Neo Bridgeman Bikitsha, known as “Doc” Bikitsha, was born on 19 November 1930 at the Bridgman Memorial Hospital in Mayfair, Johannesburg.

After passing Matric, Mr Bikitsha went to study at Pius X11 University College, then known as Roma College, in Lesotho. He was expelled for allegedly assaulting a fellow student, and came back to South Africa where he continued his studies at the Normal College near Pretoria.

• Anon, (2011), Presentation Of National Orders, Basil “Doc” Bikitsha, from The Presidency, [online] Available at  [Accessed  8 May 2011]

Last updated : 09-Apr-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-May-2011

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