New Dictionary of South African Biography, Volume 1

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E. J. Verwey
HSRC Press, 1995 - South Africa - 310 pages
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This series of publications aims to fill the gaps in our history, highlighting in particular the significant roles played by black leaders form all walks of life.

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Joan Hoskyn Davies is my great aunt. I am very interested in finding out more about my family history. How would I go about this?

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I am adirect descendant of Johannes Jan (not Jane) Tane Kekana and am impressed by what I read about my grand grand father. My mother still lives in the house his son Abram built in 1914 and I have Jan Tane's portrait I am not sure who to contact for the portrait so that it can be added to the next edition of the dictionary. 

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Page 118 - Evidence taken at Bloemhof before the Commission appointed to investigate the Claims of the South African Republic, Captain N. Waterboer, and certain other Native Chiefs, to Portions of the Territory on the Vaal River now known as the Diamond Fields.
Page 49 - Yet all this contented him not, for never any seemed to be more weary of ill usage than he was of courtesies ; none ever more desirous to return home to his country than he ; for when he had learned a little of our language, he would daily lie upon the ground and cry very often thus in broken English : " Coree home go, Souldania go, home go.
Page 235 - In 1914 the language commissions of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ('South African Academy for Arts and Science') began to standardize Afrikaans spelling.
Page 21 - Gail M. Gerhart, Black Power in South Africa: The Evolution of an Ideology (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978); Peter Walshe, The Rise of African Nationalism in South Africa: The African National Congress, 1912-1952 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University
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Page 94 - When rain clouds gather (1969), Maru (1971) and A question of power (1973...
Page 31 - His parents died when he was a child and he was brought up by his grandmother who had him educated privately at home and earmarked for politics.
Page 77 - Incident"— Nancy Byrd Turner. Class III. "Anne Rutledge"— Edgar Lee Masters. The Drama League Travel Bureau announces that it has a number of scholarships to be awarded for study at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art in London (six weeks) and at the summer session of the University of Munich (four weeks).
Page 94 - Southern Africa: Protest and Commitment", in L. Nkosi, Tasks and Masks: Themes and Styles of African Literature (Harlow, Longman: 1981), p. 85.
Page 136 - My soul yearns for the glory of an Africa that is gone, but I shall labour for the birth of a new Africa, free and great among the nations of the world".

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