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Frederik Willem de Klerk (born 18 March 1936), often known as F. W. de Klerk, was the seventh and last State President of apartheid-era South Africa, serving from September 1989 to May 1994. De Klerk w...

5/10/2009 4/4/2018

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela MP (1936 - 2018)

"Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela"

Madikizela-Mandela, Winnie Born: 26 September 1936, Mbongweni, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa In summary: ANC Political Activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, Deputy Minister of Arts and Cul...

5/3/2010 4/2/2018

Hintsa ka Khawuta (1789 – 12 February 1835) , also known as Hintsa the Great or King Hintsa, was the 4th paramount Chief of the Gcaleka sub-group of the Xhosa nation from 1820 until his death in 1835...

11/3/2011 4/2/2018

The Ancestry of the abaThembu Kings During the 16th century Nxeko led his people from Dedesi to the Msana river (where he lies buried), a tributary of the Mbashe River in Mthatha district. At Msana, ...

10/20/2011 4/2/2018

AmaTshatshu Descent line AmaTshatshu are a clan name for the section of the Thembu nation of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The clan is also known as the Tambookies, a name that stems fro...

4/2/2018 4/2/2018

Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche MP (1944 - 2010)

Marriage Register, Windhoek: Wikipedia:

10/10/2017 2/10/2018

Clive Derby-Lewis MP (1936 - 2016)

Clive John Derby-Lewis (22 January 1936 – 3 November 2016) was a South African politician, who was involved first in the National Party and then, while serving as a member of parliament, in the Conse...

7/8/2016 2/7/2018

- FAMILY TREE Arrived in Natal ZAF 1861Immigration Note: from Who's Who 1908 - South Africa. Entry includes photograph. DEATH: 24 Apr 1910 in ZAF. Entries in books give different dates: Who's W...

1/16/2018 1/16/2018

Dr David Grey Rattray MP (1958 - 2007)

David Rattray South African historian whose storytelling gifts kept alive the memory of the Zulu wars The South African historian David Rattray, who has been murdered at his home aged 48, did much to...

12/6/2017 12/11/2017

Roger Joyce Bushell MP (1910 - 1944)

Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (30 August 1910 – 29 March 1944) was an Auxiliary Air Force pilot who organised and led an escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner of war camp. He was a...

12/11/2017 12/11/2017

In Biographical Summaries of Notable People Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Adds: birth place, death place, occupation and education Gender: Female Birth: Oct 9 1940 Durban Death: Dec 16 2...

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Adelaide Frances Tambo MP (1929 - 2007)

In Biographical Summaries of Notable People Adelaide Tambo Gender: Female Birth: July 18 1929 Vereeniging Death: Jan 31 2007 Johannesburg Nationality: South Africa Occupations: Poli...

12/6/2017 12/6/2017

In Biographical Summaries of Notable People Oliver Tambo Adds: more complete birth date, more complete death date, death place, occupation, residence and education Gender: Male Birth: Oct...

12/5/2017 12/5/2017

In Biographical Summaries of Notable People Bridgette Radebe Adds: birth place, occupation and education Gender: Female Birth: Feb 26 1960 South Africa Occupation: Businessperson Educ...

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In Biographical Summaries of Notable People Patrice Motsepe Adds: birth place and education Gender: Male Birth: Jan 28 1962 Soweto Nationality: South Africa Ethnicity: Tswana people ...

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Elon Musk MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Elon Musk Gender: Male Alias: Elon R. Musk Birth: June 28 1971 Pretoria Nationalities: South Africa, United States of America Occupations: Aerospace Engineer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Invest...

9/9/2015 12/3/2017

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Michael Hulley on Hulley Family History Website I have now established the ancestry of Michael Hulley, the lawyer who represents the President of South Africa in legal matters. He is a descendant of ...

11/11/2017 11/11/2017

11.05.2015  Performing arts pioneer, founder and CEO of Roodepoort-based Pro Musica Productions, and orchestral conductor Weiss Doubell passed away at the age of 71. A passionate arts lover and promoto...

2/5/2017 11/7/2017

Baptised in Smithfield on 3rd December, 1854. Witnesses were:- Christiaan Rudolf de Wet; Caecilia Johanna Myburgh; Godlieb Albertus de Wet and Martha Louisa Johanna Pretorius. Christiaan R. de Wet ...

1/18/2012 10/30/2017

He was 37 years old, and an Acting Lieutenant Colonel in the Norfolk Regiment, British Army, Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the First World War when the followi...

4/15/2014 9/10/2017

Elizabeth Maria Molteno MP (1852 - 1927)


Elizabeth Maria Molteno Synopsis: A suffragette and civil rights activist of the Cape Colony. First name: Elizabeth Middle name: Maria Last name: Molteno Date of birth: 24 September 1852 ...

8/14/2008 9/4/2017

Dolores Theresa Moggridge MP (1922 - 2004)

South African military veteran. Jackie Moggridge, (born Dolores Theresa “Jackie” Sorour) joined the ATA Hatfield Ferry Pool on 29 July 1940, being the youngest of the female pilots to take part in the ...

8/9/2017 8/9/2017

Jan Hendrik Brand Born: 6-Dec-1823 Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa Died: 14-Jul-1888 Location of death: Bloemfontein, South Africa Cause of death: unspecified Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: Whit...

10/11/2011 7/27/2017

Sir Christoffel Joseph Brand MP (1797 - 1875)

Was a South African jurist, politician, statesman and first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Cape Colony. His son was Johannes Brand who became 4th State President of the Orange Free State. H...

10/11/2011 7/27/2017

Christopher van Wyk MP (1957 - 2014)

9/29/2008 5/21/2017

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Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG MP (1797 - 1864)

--------------------------- Andrew Geddes Bain, 19, Saddler, arrived at the Cape in 1816 on the Princess Charlotte . --------------------------------------------------------

9/27/2009 5/17/2017

Karel Schoeman MP (1939 - 2017)

Karel Schoeman was 'n hoogs bekroonde Afrikaanse skrywer en geskiedkundige. Hy het drie keer die Hertzogprys gewen (in 1970 vir sy romans By fakkellig, 'n Lug vol helder wolke en Spiraal; in 1986 vir '...

5/10/2017 5/10/2017

Denise Ann Darvall MP (1942 - 1967)

She was the world's first heart transplant donor.

5/7/2017 5/7/2017

Jacobus Arnoldus Combrinck Graaff was born on 4 March 1863. He was the son of Petrus Novbertus Graaff and Anna Elizabeth de Villiers.2 He married Susan Elsabie Maria Theunisson, daughter of J W Hurten ...

7/25/2009 4/8/2017

Joost van der Westhuizen MP (1971 - 2017)

Joost van der Westhuizen Date of birth: 20 February 1971 in Pretoria High school: FH Odendaal, Pretoria Tertiary education: University of Pretoria Province: Blue Bulls Family Parents:...

4/18/2007 2/6/2017

David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthew...

1/27/2017 1/29/2017

Sir De Villiers Graaff MP (1913 - 1999)

De Villiers Graaff From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff, 2nd Baronet (8 December 1913 - 4 October 1999) (given name de Villiers, surname Graaff) known as Div Gr...

7/11/2009 1/27/2017

General Magnus André de Merindol Malan SSA SD OMSG SM MP (30 January 1930 – 18 July 2011) was the Minister of Defence in the cabinet of President P. W. Botha, Chief of the South African Defence Force (...

12/15/2009 1/16/2017

Kepler Christoffel Wessels (born 14 September 1957) A former South African cricketer who captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia. He was the first man to have played One Day Inter...

2/27/2012 1/6/2017

Rajesh 'Tony' Gupta MP (c.1972 - d.)


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Charles Herbert Mullins, VC MP (1869 - 1916)

Captain Charles Herbert Mullins VC . Born in Grahamstown 28 June 1859 - son of Revd Canon Robert John Mullins. At the Battle of Elandslaagte he and Captain Robert Johnston were awarded the VC. "On ...

3/18/2015 10/23/2016

Alan Stewart Paton MP (1903 - 1988)

Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope

9/16/2016 10/22/2016

Jan Willem Boudewijn Gunning (3 September 1860 in Hilversum, North Holland – 26 June 1913 in Pretoria), was a Dutch physician, who served as the director of both the Staatsmuseum and what was then kn...

6/6/2008 9/27/2016

Kenneth Wittstock, Shihan MP

Randfontein, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa

Sensei Ken started karate at the age of 20 and he is now 74 years old. He is truly one of SA JKA’s founding fathers – present at the very first meeting in 1963 which gave rise to our beloved SA JKA K...

10/25/2014 9/19/2016

Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur and space tourist who became the first citizen of an independent African country to travel to space. Shuttleworth fund...

9/15/2016 9/16/2016

Jochem van Bruggen, SV/PROG MP (1881 - 1957)

Bronne: Geboorte - Grafsteen -

11/21/2014 7/29/2016

Dalene Matthee MP (1938 - 2005)

"Dalena Scott"

Matthee's ashes are scattered at Krisjan-se-Nek, one of her favourite places in the Knysna Forest. In 2008, a memorial was erected here in her memory and the 800-year-old Yellowwood tree standi...

7/24/2016 7/24/2016

Izaak Wilhelmus ''Boerneef'' Van Der Merwe MP (1896 - 1967)


9/30/2014 6/17/2016

Jody David Scheckter MP

Hampshire, England

1950 Born in East London, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, where his father owns a Renault dealership. Goes to the nearby Selborne College. 1970 Moves to Britain, where he rapidly ascends to the ranks...

4/18/2013 4/15/2016

Charles George Glass MP (c.1841 - d.)

3/26/2016 3/26/2016

1820 British Settlers Theophilus Shepstone 3, together with his parents, were members of William Holder's Party of 39 Settlers on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle . Party originated from Gloucest...

10/14/2011 3/22/2016

Dr. Ernest George Jansen MP (1881 - 1959)

in Wikipedia, die vrye ensiklopedie Dr. Ernest George Jansen (Dundee, 7 Augustus 1881 – 25 November 1959) was ’n kultuurleier, skrywer, kabinetsminister, Speaker van die Volksraad en voorlaaste goewe...

3/21/2016 3/22/2016

Martha Mabel Jansen MP (1889 - 1979)


in Wikipedia, die vrye ensiklopedie Martha Mabel Jansen (gebore Pellissier, Bethulie, 1 November 1889 - Pretoria, 8 Januarie 1979) was ’n Suid-Afrikaanse opvoedkundige, skrywer, joernalis, kultuurlei...

3/21/2016 3/22/2016

Henrietta Emily Iris Vaughan MP (1890 - 1977)

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, East London, St...

2/27/2015 3/16/2016

Louis van Mauritius MP (c.1778 - 1808)

Excellent Biography at the Cape Slave and Indigene People's Site by Patric Tariq Mellet DEPOT KAB SOURCE CJ TYPE LEER

3/8/2016 3/8/2016

Excellent Biography at the Cape Slave and Indigene People's Site by Patric Tariq Mellet Biography at SA History Online

3/8/2016 3/8/2016

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Willem Hermanus Coetzer MP (1900 - 1983)


Welbekende Suid Afrikaans gebore Kunstenaar . Sien PDF document van sy lewe en werke saamgestel deur André de Beer.

8/19/2015 1/22/2016

Nataniel le Roux MP


South-African singer, songwriter and entertainer. Nataniël launched his solo career in 1987 with the release of his first single, Maybe Time. Since then he has released 13 albums, staged more than 50 o...

3/12/2014 1/19/2016

Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik MP (1857 - 1925)

"Johannes Rissig", "Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissink"

Bronne: Geboorteakte, Burgerlijke Stand - (2) Sterfkennis - Grafsteen - Pretoriana, Johann Rissik Uitgawe. Voorblad , Deel 2 , Deel 3 , Deel 4 , Deel 5 , Deel 6 , Deel 7 , Deel 8 en Deel 9 .

1/2/2016 1/2/2016

François Petrus (Toon) van den Heever MP (1894 - 1956)

"Toon van den Heever"

Sterfkennis: François Petrus van den Heever , wat sy geskrifte hoofsaaklik onder die naam Toon van den Heever gepubliseer het, is op 29 November 1894 in Heidelberg, Transvaal gebore. Ná sy skooloplei...

2/15/2010 12/30/2015

Elsabé Steenberg MP (1938 - 1996)

2/20/2009 12/24/2015

Jacob Zuma MP

"Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma" ; - marriage to Gloria Bongekile Ngema on 20 April 2012 ; - All the president's women... ; Zuma's 22 children ; Jacob Zuma's Family Empire

4/22/2012 11/29/2015

Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder MP


Potchefstroom, Southern DC, North West, South Africa

Hoofseun Randfontein Laerskool/Head boy Laerskoon Randfontein Hoofseun/Headboy- Hoërskool Riebeeck Doktors graad verwerf aan die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys. Doctor...

8/15/2008 10/14/2015

Cornelius Petrus Mulder MP (1925 - 1988)

"Minister Connie Mulder"

Minister in parliament Teacher at Hoërskool Riebeeck before becoming involved in politics. Dostors degree at Universtiry of Potchefstroom Resided in Randfontein where he is also buried in the her...

8/15/2008 10/14/2015

Pres. Kmdt-Gen. Stephanus Schoeman MP (1810 - 1890)

""Stormvogel van den Noorden"

2nd President of the South African Republic In office 6 December 1860 – 17 April 1862 Preceded by Marthinus Wessel Pretorius Succeeded by: Willem Cornelis Janse van Renseburg Personal details Born 14 M...

8/18/2007 10/10/2015

Samuel Marcus Kinkead MP (1897 - d.)

Flight-Lieutenant Samuel Marcus “Kink” Kinkead , 1 Naval Squadron, RNAS(DSC and Bar): Samuel Marcus Kinkead was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 25 february 1897. He was educated at Jeppe H...

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Donald James Woods MP (1933 - 2001)

"Zweliyanyikima "the world shakes" his Xhosa name given to him by the Bomvana people"

Donald James Woods was a great grandson of William Nelson, (original 1820 settler (Carlton's Party)). Donald James Woods, CBE (Commander of the British Empire) was a South African journalist and ...

5/5/2014 8/26/2015

Justus Cornelius Dirks MP (1911 - 2000)

"Cor Dirks"

Justus Cornelius Dirks (28 Februarie 1911 Volksrust - 15 Oktober 2000 Johannesburg) , beter bekend as Cor Dirks, was 'n Afrikaanse skrywer van jeugboeke. Cor Dirks was skrywer van 'n paar reekse gewi...

4/15/2015 8/20/2015

Daniel Hartman Craven, c3 MP (1910 - 1993)

"Danie Craven"

Dr Danie Craven, dosent aan Universiteit Stellenbosch, Springbok rugbyspeler en bekende in die wêreld v rugby.

4/24/2008 7/17/2015

Charles Gustav Fichardt MP (1870 - 1923)

deur Gert Theart Charles Gustav Fichardt meer bekend as Charlie , die oudste seun van Gustav Fichardt en Caroline Beck. Hy is op 20 Maart 1870, op sy pa se verjaarsdag, gebore. Charlie is gebore in d...

10/5/2014 7/9/2015

Ingrid Jonker Jonker MP (1933 - c.1965)

The article "Die Herkoms van Stamvader Adolph Jonker", published in Familia 52 (2015-2) by Jaco Strauss and Martina Louw can be downloaded in pdf format at An English synopsis of Jaco and Marti...

6/15/2015 6/22/2015

Herbert Kretzmer , OBE (born 5 October 1925) is a South African-born English journalist and lyric writer. He is perhaps best known as the lyricist for the English-language musical adaptation of Les Mis...

11/23/2008 6/1/2015

Gerard Korsten MP (1927 - 1999)


Gé Korsten Tenor Gérard Korsten was a South African opera tenor and actor who had a great influence on Afrikaans culture. Wikipedia Born: December 6, 1927, Rotterdam, Netherlands Died: September 29, 19...

4/19/2013 4/30/2015

First Name: Candice Last Name: Swanepoel Nationality: South African Hair Color: Dark Blonde Eye Color: Blue Date of Birth: 20.October 1988 Place of Birth: Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Height...

4/14/2015 4/14/2015

Ernest Hamilton Shum MP (1885 - c.1952)

Ernest Hamilton Shum, known as 'Baby Shum' (died 1952); he played rugby for Transvaal and was the first Natal-born man to play for the Springboks. He featured in one Test for South Africa (a 9-3 win ov...

10/29/2008 4/13/2015

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (pronounced /ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/) OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieute...

12/16/2008 4/1/2015

Sir John Frost KCMG MP (1828 - 1918)

Probate Records John Frost (politician) Sir John Frost KCMG (8 August 1828 – 2 April 1918) was an Anglo-South African landowner, cabinet minister and Member of the Parliament of the Cape of Good Ho...

5/7/2013 4/1/2015

Trevor Noah MP

New York, New York, United States

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African political satirist, writer, producer, DJ, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. In March 2015, Comedy Central announced that Noah wo...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

¥o-landi Vi$$er MP

"Yolandi Visser"

Anri du Toit (born 3 March 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser (stylized as ¥o-landi Vi$$er), is best known as a vocalist in the South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord.

8/6/2013 3/27/2015

Ninja MP


Watkin Tudor Jones (born 26 September 1974), known as Ninja, is a South African rapper and record producer.

8/6/2013 3/27/2015

Douglas Neitherleigh Warren "Boss Leigh" MP (1918 - 2009)

""Boss Leigh""

Know as Leigh Warren to all the cousins, (my dad included) was affectionately known as "Boss Leigh," He joined Cambridge Cricket Club in East London remaining a member of the club for nearly 60 years...

3/8/2015 3/15/2015

Prof. Jan Lion-Cachet MP (1838 - 1912)

"Ou Oom Jan"

Author of many Theological Works and Pioneer of Afrikaans literature (poems and novels): "Sewe duiwels en wat hulle gedoen het" Cachet, Jan Lion, predikant en skrywer. 1838: Gebore op 29 November i...

4/22/2010 3/5/2015

Antjie Samuel (Krog) MP

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Antjie Krog, born October 23, 1952 in Kroonstad, South Africa, is a prominent South African poet, academic and writer. She is best known for her book Country of My Skull, which chronicled the TRC. Wi...

10/5/2008 3/3/2015

Lawrence G Green MP (1900 - 1972)

Lawrence ("Laurie") George Green (1900 – 14 May 1972) Lawrence George Green was the only son and one of the three children of George Alfred Lawrence Green and his wife Katherine, daughter of Revd G. ...

3/2/2015 3/2/2015

Dr. Jan R.L. "Kleinjan" van Bruggen MP (1895 - 1948)

"Kleinjan van Bruggen"

Dr. Jan Reinder Leonard van Bruggen (Johannesburg, 15 September 1895 - Johannesburg, 9 Mei 1948) was 'n Afrikaanse digter, skrywer, onderwyser en dosent. Hy ontvang sy hoërskoolopleiding aan die King...

11/21/2014 2/22/2015

Steve Hofmeyr MP


Steve Hofmeyr is one of South Africa's best-known singer/songwriters, although is he also known for his acting, writing and poetry. Born in Pretoria, Steve went to Grey College in Bloemfontein, where...

12/12/2012 2/11/2015

André Brink MP (1935 - 2015)


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Thembu aNjanye MP (deceased)

The Ancestry of the abaThembu Kings The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu was Mbulali , whose grandson, Thembu , led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area to Dedesi in the present day...

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Pixley ka lsaka Seme MP (c.1881 - 1951)

Pixley ka Isaka Seme From Wikipedia Pixley ka Isaka Seme (c. 1881[1] – June 1951) was a founder and President of the African National Congress. He was the first black South African Lawyer. Life...

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Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank MP (1901 - 1984)


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Eben Donges MP (1898 - 1968)

"Staatshoof Eben Donges"

Theophilus Ebenhaezer (Eben) Dönges (Klerksdorp, Transvaal, 8 Maart 1898 - Kaapstad, 10 Januarie 1968) was ’n Suid-Afrikaanse politikus, koerantman, advokaat en kultuurleier. Theophilus Ebenhaezer ('Eb...

11/21/2010 1/7/2015

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE MP

United Kingdom

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an author, playwright and screenwriter. He is most noted for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The D...

2/9/2010 1/2/2015

Dr. David Draper MP (1849 - 1929)

David Draper Prospector and geologist was born in Cape Town on 3 Jan 1849. He discovered underground water at Zuurbekom in 1898, whereby frequent water shortages in Johannesburg were alleviated. Na...

1/12/2014 12/9/2014

Gabriel Cornelis de Jongh MP (1913 - 2004)

[ ] Early Life Gabriel Cornelis de Jongh was the son of the renowned artist Tinus, He was born on 6th April 1913 in Amsterdam, Holland and arrived in Cape Town as a boy of 9 years old in 1922. Init...

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