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  • ZA-COM-04731
  • Corporate body

Bam, Fikile Charles

  • ZA-COM-02472
  • Person
  • 1937–2011
Lawyer and anti-apartheid activist. Imprisoned on Robben Island between 1965 and 1975 with Mandela with whom he shared a birthday. He served as a mediator for the Independent Electoral Committee in 1994, when the first democratic election took place in South Africa. At the time of his passing he had served as the Judge President of the Land Claims Court for 15 years - the longest serving judicial officer in this capacity.

Bambani, Harry

  • ZA-COM-00173
  • Person

Harry Bambani was a prosecution witness at the Rivonia Trial. He testified that he had been recruited as a military trainee, and was arrested while en route to a training camp in Tanzania.

Banda, Hastings Kamuzu

  • ZA-COM-04736
  • Person
  • ?1898 – 1997
In 1963 he became prime minister of Nyasaland, now Malawi. Later Malawi experienced economic problems as a result of the iron fist rule, mismanagement and drought. In 1993 there was a threat to cut down humanitarian aid and this led to Malawi's voters showing their support for democratisation. In 1994 because of ill health Banda lost control of the country to Bakili Muluzi. He died in South Africa on November 25, 1997.


  • ZA-COM-03897
  • Corporate body

Barnard, Chris

  • Person
  • 8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001
Barnard was born in Beaufort West, Cape Province, Barnard studied medicine and practiced for several years in his native South Africa. He was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant operation.

Barnard, Niël

  • ZA-COM-03072
  • Person
Civil servant and academic. Professor of political studies at the University of the Orange Free State, 1978. Head of South Africa’s Intelligence Service, 1980–92. Held clandestine meetings with Mandela in prison in preparation for his subsequent release and rise to political power. This included facilitating meetings between Mandela and Presidents P.W. Botha and, later, F.W. de Klerk. Director-general Western Cape Provincial Administration, 1996 to 2001.
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