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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.

Arts Alive

  • ZA-COM-03582
  • Corporate body

Asmal, Kader Abdul

  • ZA-COM-03925
  • Person
  • 8 October 1934 - 22 June 2011
Anti-apartheid activist, academic and politician. An activist from an early age in Natal, he spent many years in exile in Ireland. He has a founder of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, He was a member of the ANC’s Constitutional Committee from its establishment in 1986. Elected to the ANC NEC in July 1991, he served as a minister of water affairs and forestry from 1994 to 1999 and minister of education from 1999 to 2004.

Auden House

  • ZA-COM-04703
  • Corporate body


  • ZA-COM-04706
  • Corporate body
  • d.1663
Khoikhoi leader. Learnt English and Dutch and worked as an interpreter during the Dutch settlement of the Cape of Good Hope from 1652. He and two of his followers were banished by Jan van Riebeeck to Robben Island in 1658 after waging war with the Dutch settlers. He was one of the first people to be imprisoned on Robben Island and the only person to ever successfully escape. Also spelt Autshumayo.

Ayesha [surname unknown]

  • ZA-COM-03055
  • Person
see ZA-COM-00001 Amen, Aisha and za com 003200 Amin, Ayesha - could be the same person

Ayob, Ismail

  • ZA-COM-03274
  • Person
  • 1942-

Qualified as a barrister in London and returned to South Africa where he practised law from 1969, acting mainly for opponents of the apartheid regime. He served as an attorney
for Mandela while he was in prison and for some years after his release. The pair split acrimoniously in 2004.

Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA)

  • ZA-COM-04713
  • Corporate body
  • 1961 - 1994
The military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) replacing Poqo which was formed in the 1960s.

Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO)

  • ZA-COM-03056
  • Corporate body
Formed in 1978 after the crackdown on the Black Consciousness Movement, sought to fill the political vacuum left by the banning of the ANC and PAC.


Baartman, Sara

  • ZA-COM-07693
  • Person
  • 1789 - 1815
Best known of at least two South African khoikhoi women who, due to their large buttocks, were exhibited as freak show attraction in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottento Venus.


  • ZA-COM-03057
  • Corporate body
  • 1911-1995

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  • ZA-COM-09707
  • Person
  • 1671 - 1721
He was a German musician and composer of the late Baroque period. He was also known for his instrumental compositions such as Cello Suites and Brandenburg Concetos.

Bacher, Ali

  • ZA-COM-03058
  • Person
  • 1942-

Bader Ginsburg, Ruth

  • ZA-COM-09780
  • Person
  • 15 March 1933 - 18 September 2020
Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from the year 1993 until her death in September 2020.
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