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Binaisa, Godfrey

  • ZA-COM-09914
  • Person
Binaisa was the fourth President of Uganda.

Khama, Seretse

  • ZA-COM-04116
  • Person
  • 1921–1980
Sir Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama, GCB, KBE was a Botswana politician who served as the first President of Botswana, a post he held from 1966 to 1980.

Roosevelt, Franklin D

  • ZA-COM-04245
  • Person
  • 30 January 1882 - 12 April 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt served for 12 years as the 32nd president of the United States. He was elected four times beginning in 1932. Roosevelt led the country through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

  • ZA-COM-03904
  • Person
  • 1884–1962
She was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest-serving first lady of the United States. Eleanor advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. Following her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt remained active in politics for the remaining 17 years of her life.

Kasrils, Ronnie

  • ZA-COM-00213
  • Person
  • 15 November 1938 -
Ronnie is a ember of the African National Congress (ANC); Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and secretary of the Congress of Democrats in the early 1960s. Kasrils was involved in MK military operations, and served as Deputy Minister of Defence (1994 -1999).

Kasrils, Eleanor

  • ZA-COM-09889
  • Person
  • 09 March 1936 - 08 November 2009
She was a Scottish-South African anti-apartheid activist. She was African National Congress, Congress of Democrats, SACP and Umkhonto we Sizwe and a geologist

Washington, Booker T

  • ZA-COM-09884
  • Person
  • 05 April 1856 - 14 November 1915
Washington was an educator and reformer, first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute which is now called Tuskegee University and the most influential spokesman for Black Americans between 1895 and 1915.

Dandala, Mvume

  • ZA-COM-09882
  • Person
  • 26 October 1951 -
Dandala is a former presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and a former head of the All Africa Conference of Churches. Dandala was also the chairperson of the Black Methodist Consultation. He was the presidential candidate of the COPE in the 2009 South African general elections.

Zola, Emile

  • ZA-COM-09881
  • Person
  • 02 April 1840 - 28 September 1902
Zola was a French novelist, critic, and political activist who was the most prominent French novelist of the late 19th century. He was noted for his theories of naturalism, which underlie his monumental 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart, and for his intervention in the Dreyfus Affair through his famous open letter, “J’accuse.”

James, William

  • ZA-COM-09880
  • Person
  • 11 January 1842 - 26 August 1910
William James was an American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.James is famous for helping to found psychology as a formal discipline, for establishing the school of functionalism in psychology, and for greatly advancing the movement of pragmatism in philosophy.

Sontonga, Enoch

  • ZA-COM-09879
  • Person
  • 1873 - 1905
Sontonga was a choirmaster, poet, preacher, teacher, composer and author of the first stanza of "Nkosi Sikelel ‘iAfrika," the anthem South Africa adopted after its first democratic elections in 1994.

Vandross, Luther

  • ZA-COM-09876
  • Person
  • 20 April 1951 – 01 July 2005
He was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Shuttleworth, Mark

  • ZA-COM-09873
  • Person
  • 18 September 1973 -
Mark is a South African entrepreneur, philanthropist, and space tourist who became the first South African in space. Shuttleworth spent eight days aboard the space station, where he conducted scientific experiments for South Africa.

Arenstein, Rowley

  • ZA-COM-09872
  • Person
  • 7 July 1918 - 04 May 1996
Arenstein was Lawyer, banned person , trade union advisor, a member of the South African Communist Party and Congress of Democrats, advisor to Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Zulu, Thami

  • ZA-COM-09871
  • Person
Born as Muziwakhe Ngwenya but known as Thami Zulu, or TZ was one of the ANC's 1976 recruits. He rose rapidly through the ranks and by 1983 he was head of Umkhonto we Sizwe's Natal underground machinery and a senior official of the Communist Party. In 1988 one of his senior comrades confessed to having been a spy.

Mohapi, Mapetla

  • ZA-COM-09869
  • Person
  • 02 September 1947 - 5 August 1976
Mpetla was political prisoner and detainee, as well as banned person and a member of SASO. Meptla died in detention in the year 1976.

Odusola, Ayodele

  • ZA-COM-09866
  • Person
Odusola is a Nigerian national and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Odusola is the Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa. Prior, he was Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Team for UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). He provides strategic leadership on development strategy, policy analysis and knowledge products on Africa. Academically, Dr. Odusola has lectured several universities in Africa and has published over 50 articles in national and international journals, editing and authoring books as well as technical reports. In 2001, he was the African Visiting Scholar to the International Monetary Fund and has lectured in several universities.

Echenberg, Myron

  • ZA-COM-09864
  • Person
  • 7 March 1940 -
Echenberg is an associate professor at McGill University, where he teaches African history. He was for several years the co-editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies and has published numerous articles dealing with French-speaking West Africa. His Colonial Conscripts: the Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, 1857-1960 won the Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association for the outstanding original scholarly work published during 1991.

Halsema, Femke

  • ZA-COM-09861
  • Person
  • 25 April 1966 -
Halsema is a Dutch politician and filmmaker. On the 27 June 2018, she was appointed Mayor of Amsterdam and began serving a six-year term on 12 July 2018. She is the first woman to hold the position on a non-interim basis.Before this, Halsema spent many years as a high profile politician in the House of Representatives for GroenLinks, namely between 1988 and 2010. From 2002 onward, she was the parliamentary leader for her political party. Halsema is focusing on three major tasks ahead of her which is combating crime, protecting minorities against abuse and unfair treatment and last but not least building a smart transport system connecting the whole city. Another important point of her program will be the focus on new technologies and cultural innovation.

Tosch, Jennifer

  • ZA-COM-09860
  • Person
  • 1964 -
Tosch, is a cultural historian, a Dutch entrepreneur, founder of Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam (Netherlands), and New York State co-author of three guide books on Dutch colonial history Amsterdam (2014), New York (2017) and the Netherlands (2019). She is also co-founder of Sites of Memory Foundation (2019) and a member of the Mapping Slavery.

Mbatha, Khulu

  • ZA-COM-09859
  • Person
Dr Khulu Mbatha who holds a PhD in philosophy from the Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany was the Special Advisor to Mr Kgalema Motlanthe who was the president as well as deputy president of South Africa (2008-2014). Mbatha spent over 20 years as a student and diplomat in various countries in Europe and the US. He was the Chief Representative in Athens, Greece from 1988 to 1990, co-ordinator of the ANC’s National Executive Committee 1991 –1994. He then worked with Minister Alfred Nzo – Foreign Minister, served as Minister Counsellor to South Africa’s Permanent Mission at the UN, was Consul-General to Munich, Bavaria, Germany and deputy Director-General in the Department of Home Affairs.

Macron, Emmanuel

  • ZA-COM-09854
  • Person
  • 21 December 1977-
Macron, is a French banker and politician who was elected president of France in 2017. Macron was the first person in the history of the Fifth Republic to win the presidency without the backing of either the Socialists or the Gaullists, and he was France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon.

Finca, Desiree

  • ZA-COM-09846
  • Person
Ms Desiree Finca was a former domestic worker, from the Transkei, Umtata who became the first African woman to be admitted as an attorney. She joined GM Pitje’s practice as a partner. Shortly thereafter, there was a relative flourish as a number of African practitioners were admitted within the old Transvaal during the 1960s through to mid-1970s.

Arenstein, Jackie

  • ZA-COM-09843
  • Person
  • 06 June 1921-
Jackie Arenstein was a South African anti-apartheid activist, member of the South African Communist Party from the age of 21. Jackie was also a defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial and repeatedly banned from the 1960s through to the 1980s. In 1984 she was appointed as a legal adviser to Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Osborn, David

  • ZA-COM-09837
  • Person
He is an American author and consultant. He is the author or co-author of seven books, one of which was a New York Times best seller. He served as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore in 1993, helping to lead an effort to reform the federal government.
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