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  • Shaykh Yusuf Marouff (c.1626 - 1699)
    Shaykh Yusuf ['Abidin Tadia Tjoessoep] was born in 1626 of noble birth in Goa in the East Indies. He fought alongside and supported Sultan Ajung of Bantam, Goa, in his war against the Dutch. Twice Shay...
  • James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir (1862 - 1931)
    Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He aut...
  • Jacobus Johannes Fouche, President v SA (1898 - 1980)
    Jacobus Johannes ('Jim') Fouché (6 June 1898, Wepener – 1980) served as the second President of South Africa from 1968 to 1975. Born in the Boer republic of the Orange Free State (whi...
  • Andrew Murray b2 (1828 - 1917)
    Andrew Murray (9 May 1828 – 18 January 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be "the chief end of the church." Early life and education...
  • Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930 - 2002)
    short summary from Wikipedia Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon Spouse Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978) Issue: David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley L...

People on South African Stamps

The following list has been compiled from my stamp collection which stops in 2006. Please join the project if you wish to add people from years after that date. CJB.

People in the list below who have Geni profiles have bold links. Other links are to biographical pages on-line - mostly Wikipedia.

It would be good to link as many of the people as possible to profiles on Geni.












The pilot Neville Lewis (1895-1972) Portrait. The third subject in the series was the pilot, Lieutenant Bob Kershaw, who in March 1941 became the first South African to be made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. He achieved this honour in East Africa, after he had landed under fire to rescue his flight commander, Captain Jack Frost, whose plane had been shot down. He had then flown with Captain Frost on his lap in his single-seat Hurricane for three-quarters of an hour before landing back at their base. Kershaw was recommended for the Victoria Cross for this deed. Later in 1945, he was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his courage and devotion to duty.



  • Rosina Magola (2000) (SACC1348)
  • Solomon Mahlangu (2009)
  • [ Teng) Politician
  • Nelson Mandela (1992) (SACC860,987,1025,1444–1453) South African Nobel Laureates (1996) Politician
  • Princess Margaret (1947)(SACC112)
  • Thabo Mbeki (1999) (SACC1204) Politician
  • Elana Meyer (2000) (SACC1276) Sport
  • Dr Andrew Murray (1978) (SACC444) Missionary
  • Chief Minister Patrick Mphephu (Venda) (1979) SACC3


  • Alfred Nobel South African Nobel Laureates (1996) (SACC981,989)



  • Barbara Palmer (1942)

The nurse Neville Lewis (1895-1972) Portrait. Barbara Palmer trained at Addington Hospital in Durban before the war. In 1940 she joined the South African Military Nursing Services and served for a period in South Africa at No 110 Military Hospital. It was while she was stationed there that Lewis produced the portrait. In 1941 she was transferred to the Middle East and served in turn at Nos 104,105 and 106 Military hospitals until 1944, when she returned home to marry.

  • Terence Parkin (2000) (SACC1346) Swimmer
  • Clive Edward Peter (1942)

The Sailor. Neville Lewis (1895-1972) Portrait. he portrait of Clive Edward Peter was used to represent the sailor. Before the outbreak of the war, Clive Peter had trained in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in East London. In September 1940, he joined the South African Seaward Defence Force, but was seconded to the Royal Navy, where he remained until the end of the war. He served as a Leading Signalman for practically the entire war, before being commissioned as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant in April 1945. One of the ships on which he served was the frigate HMS Nigella which docked in East London Harbour to be refitted during the war.


  • Maria de la Quellerie (1952)(SACC136)


  • Lucas Radebe (2000) (SACC1353) Football
  • President Frank N Ravele (Venda) (1989) SACC197
  • Jan van Riebeeck (1952) (SACC138)
  • Jonty Rhodes (2000) (SACC1345) Cricketer





  • Hendrik Verwoerd (1966) (SACC 183,258-260) (1960) (1960/05/31) (1966) Politician
  • Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (1860) (1878) (1888)
  • President Marais Viljoen (1981) (SACC498) Politician
  • John (Balthazar Johannes) Vorster (1978) (SACC453-454,497) - R.S.A. 20th Anniversary (1981) Politician


  • Dr Trevor Wadley (1979) (SACC459) Inventor of the Tellurometer
  • Pieter Wenning 1980 Artist
  • Christiaan de Wet (2002) (SACC1459)
  • Anton van Wouw (1992) Sculptor