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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.

World Trade Organisation

  • ZA-COM-09532
  • Corporate body
A global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The World Trade organization's primary purpose is to open trade to the benefit of all as well as to assist producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

South African Revenue Service (SARS)

  • ZA-COM-09527
  • Corporate body
A revenue service, tax-collecting agency of the South African government. It was established by a legislation that seeks to collect revenue and to ensure that there is compliance with tax laws.

Manning, Claudia

  • ZA-COM-07852
  • Person
Member of Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and the Black Student's Society. She joined the United Committee of Concern which became affiliated to the United Democratic Front (UDF). She was detained under Section 29. After release she became part of the Durban African National Congress Intelligence Unit.

SS Mendi

  • ZA-COM-09515
  • Corporate body
A British 4,22 GRT passenger steamship that was built in the year 1905. On the 21st of February 1917 the SS Mendi ship collided with the large cargo steamship. The troopship was carrying soldiers of the South African Native Labour Contingent as well as other soldiers. The sank of the ship killed a great amount of people of which most of them were black South African Troops.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • ZA-COM-09514
  • Corporate body
An intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization which has both intelligence and law enforcement duties and responsibilities. It is the principal arm of the United States (U.S) . It has the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes that has been assigned to it as well as to provide other law enforcement agencies with cooperative services, such as fingerprint identification, laboratory examinations and training. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) also gathers, shares and analyzes intelligence, which is to support its own investigations and those of its partners as well as to better understand and curb the security threats facing the United States.

True Love Magazine

  • ZA-COM-09513
  • Corporate body
An iconic South African fashion, beauty and life-style magazine. It is an indispensable accessory that inspires, entertains and advises , modern African women.

Thusi, Pearl

  • ZA-COM-09508
  • Person
  • 13 May 1988 -
A model, TV presenter, actress, Master of ceremonies, radio personality and businesswoman.


  • ZA-COM-09507
  • Corporate body


  • ZA-COM-09498
  • Corporate body
  • 1935
An Indian multinational pharmaceutical company. Its headquarters is in Mumbai, India. Cipla primarily develops medicines to treat respiratory, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis , diabetes, weight control and depression as well as other medical conditions needs.

Moosa, Rahima

  • ZA-COM-07630
  • Person
  • 14 October 1922 - 29 May 1993
Former member of Transvaal Indian Congress and member of the African National Congress (ANC). She played a role in the National uprising of women on 9 August 1956. She was a shop steward for the Cape Town Food and Canning Workers Union.

Hadebe, James

  • ZA-COM-00325
  • Person
  • 29 October 1923 -
Political activist and a teacher. He served as Transvaal Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress (ANC) during the 1950s. Arrested on 5 December 1956 and he was listed as a Defendant Number 64 in the 1956 Treason Trial.

Mpofu-Walsh, Sizwe

  • ZA-COM-09490
  • Person
A South African author, musician and activist. Also known as Mpofu-Walsh was the president of the University of Capetown Students' Representative Council in 2010. He holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He published his debut book, Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics. Along with the book, he released his debut rap album, also titled "Democracy and Delusion.
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