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Derby-Lewis, Clive

  • ZA-COM-09602
  • Person
  • 22 January 1936 - 3 November 2016
South African politician, member of the Parliament and he was part of National Party. In 1933 he was convicted of conspiracy to the murder of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani and he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Dyobha, Isaac Wauchope

  • ZA-COM-00271
  • Person
  • 1852 - 1917
He was an Activist, Politician, Teacher, Pastor and a Writer.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

  • ZA-COM-09530
  • Person
  • 15 September 1977 -
A Nigerian writer, novelist and feminist whose work drew extensively on the Biafran war in Nigeria during the late 1960s. She is famously known for her published books and short stories among the others , The Thing Around your Neck and her TED talks on The danger of a single story.

Pratt, David

  • ZA-COM-05412
  • Person
  • 1 October 1909 - 1 October 1961
Anti-apartheid activist and South African businessman.

Kauluma, James

  • ZA-COM-07387
  • Person
  • 1 July 1933 - 4 April 2007
Namibian human rights activist and sixth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Namibia.

Fischer, Abraham Louis "Bram"

  • ZA-COM-01032
  • Person
  • 23 April 1980 - 8 May 1975
Lawyer and political and anti-apartheid activist. Leader of the CPSA/SACP. Member of the Congress of Democrats (COD). Charged with incitement for his involvement in the African Mine Workers’ Strike for better wages in 1946. Successfully defended Mandela and other leading ANC members in the Treason Trial. Led the defence in the Rivonia Trial, 1963–64. Continually subjected to banning orders and in 1966 he was sentenced to life imprisonment for violating the Suppression of Communism Act and conspiring to commit sabotage. Awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967.

Johnson, Gail

  • ZA-COM-02580
  • Person
Foster mother of Nkosi Johnson, who died of AIDS in 2001 at the age of 12. She is also the founder and director of the Nkosi's Haven.

Dube, John Langalibalele

  • ZA-COM-04401
  • Person
  • 1871–1946
Educator, publisher, editor, writer and political activist. First president general of the SANNC (renamed as the ANC in 1923) established in 1912. Established the Zulu Christian Industrial School at Ohlange. Established the first Zulu/English newspaper Ilanga lase Natal (Sun of Natal) in 1904. Opponent of the 1913 Land Act. Member of the executive of the AAC, 1935. Mandela voted at the Ohlange school in 1994 for the first time in his life, and then visited Dube’s grave to report that South Africa was now free.

Galgut, Oscar

  • ZA-COM-09570
  • Person
  • 31 July 1906 - 22 May 1999

Zille, Helen

  • ZA-COM-01206
  • Person
  • 9 March 1951 -
Politician, member of the Parliament, Former Premier of the Western Cape and member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Journalist.


  • ZA-COM-09571
  • Corporate body
A South African non-governmental, civil rights organisation that focuses on mobilizing Afrikaners, Afrikaans speaking people and other minority groups in South Africa and aims to protect their rights.

Mabe, Pule

  • ZA-COM-09566
  • Person
A South African politician, a member of the African National Congress political party. Mabe is currently an NEC member of the African National Congress as well the current spokesperson of the African National Congress.

Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA)

  • ZA-COM-09556
  • Corporate body
It was established in the year 1989 by Alfre Woodard, Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Underwood, CCH Pounder and friends to support the quest to end apartheid in South Africa.

Oppenheimer, Ernest (Sir)

  • ZA-COM-09553
  • Person
  • 22 May 1880 - 25 November 1957
He was diamond, gold mining and financial entrepreneur as well as the controller of De Beers Consolidated mines and the the founder of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa.

Ford Motor Company

  • ZA-COM- 09552
  • Corporate body
An American multinational automotive maker corporation that was was founded in the year 1903. It was founded by Hendry Forrd and 11 other associate investors. In the year 1919 the company was reincorporated with Henry Ford, his wife Clara and his son Edsel, obtaining full ownership. They were sole stockholders including their heir and the Ford Foundation which was formed in the year 1936. They were sole stockholders until the year 1956, this was when public sale of common stock was first presented. The company manufactures passenger cars, trucks, and tractors as well automotive parts and accessories. Its headquarters are in Dearborn, Michigan.

South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU)

  • ZA-COM-04367
  • Corporate body
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is the largest trade union for teachers in South Africa. It is allied to the African National Congress and is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

da Vinci, Leonardo

  • ZA-COM-09550
  • Person
  • 15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519
A famous artist painter, architect, inventor, sculptor, engineer and a student of all that was scientific. He was best known and remain known for his art, thus, including two paintings that remain among the world's famous and admired namely, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

  • ZA-COM-04214
  • Corporate body
  • 1904
An international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. The membership to the association includes 211 national associations. Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland and its president is situated in Gianni Infantino. FIFA is responsible for the organizations of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

Native Land Act (1913)

  • ZA-COM-09549
  • Corporate body
An act that was enacted by the the South African apartheid government that was aimed at regulating the acquisition of land in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Ehlers, Ters

  • ZA-COM-04104
  • Person
Ehlers played a prominent position in the former apartheid government and was a private secretary to the former President PW Botha. He is a former navy commodore at South African embassy in Paris, and a former Director of the GMR group. He is a cousin of former NIS Director Neil Barnard, an international arms trader and at least up to 1995 also as the honorary consul for Colombia in Pretoria. He was married to Larraine Eksteen. Ehlers father in law lost his coal mine 'Rusplaas Steenskool' to his son Burtie and Burtie sold the assets to Jose Holgado.

Kunene, Mazisi Raymond

  • ZA-COM-07845
  • Person
  • 12 May 1930 - 11 August 2006
South African poet known for his Emperor Shaka the Great. He was in exile from South Africa's apartheid regime. Mr Kunene was also an active supporter and organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Africa.

September, Dulcie

  • ZA-COM-06985
  • Person
  • 20 August 1935 - 29 March 1988
Anti-apartheid activist, member of the African National Congress (ANC) and political prisoner who went into exile in London. She was later assassinated in Paris.

Nkomo, Joshua

  • ZA-COM-02539
  • Person
  • 19 June 1917 - 1 July 1999

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

  • ZA-COM-09540
  • Corporate body
It was established in 1968 as South Africa's statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest research dedicated institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, conducting cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.The agency conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies.

Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW)

  • ZA-COM-09539
  • Corporate body
An organisation that was started to bring women together during the 1950s to demonstrate their opposition to the South African Apartheid government.

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)

  • ZA-COM-09534
  • Corporate body
A national broadcaster responsible for bringing news, entertainment, education and insightful information primarily to Zimbabweans residing in Zimbabwe and beyond. It operates about six active radio stations and one television station which offers a variety of news, current affairs, educational programming and music, in English, Shona and Ndebele with National Fm covering all the 16 languages in the Constituations of Zimbabwe.
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