Biographies

This is the place for true South Africa biographies only and therefore here the biography is separated from memoirs and the writings of witnesses to history.

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Heavens Things

Heavens Things - A Story of the /Xam: Two groups of individuals from vastly different backgrounds work together with a sense of mutual respect and co-operation. Learn More
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Herman Charles Bosman. Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a biography of Herman Charles Bosman, one of South Africa’s best short story writers and essayists. Learn More
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My Dad – By South African Sons

A collection of stories about things said and not left unsaid Learn More
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Zeitlose Begegnungen. Fritz Krampe, ein Malerleben in Afrika

Im Buch Zeitlose Begegnungen ist das Malerleben von Fritz Krampe beschrieben, der wie kein anderer Künstler die Weiträumigkeit Afrikas durchstreift und ein reichhaltiges Werk hinterlassen hat. Learn More
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Brett Kebble - The Inside Story

Investigates Kebble’s dark secrets and explores his relationships with some of South Africa’s ‘new elite’ Learn More
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Timeless Encounters. Fritz Krampe, a painter’s life in Africa

The biography Timeless Encounters tells the life and work of painter Fritz Krampe in South West Africa. Learn More
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A Life in Transition. Alex Boraine

Alex Boraine's fascinating life of fighting injustice in South Africa. Learn More
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Dancing to a Different Rhythm - A Memoir

Fascinating life story of the wife of struggle activist and former cabinet minister Mac Maharaj Learn More
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Vom Krämerbuben zum Brotmillionär

Lebenserinnerungen eines oberbayrischen Bäckermeisters und Unternehmers in Südafrika und Namibia Learn More
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A Diplomat's Story. Apartheid and Beyond 1969-1998

A Diplomat's Story is about serving with the Department of Foreign Affairs of South Africa in times of Apartheid and beyond. Learn More
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The Small Matter of a Horse: The Life of Nongoloza Mathebula

The small matter of a horse: The life of Nongoloza Mathebula 1867–1948 tells how a young man became a hardened criminal. Learn More
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Seven Khoi Lives: Cape Biographies of the Seventeenth Century

Seven Khoi Lives Cape Biographies of the Seventeenth Century reports from a time when the Khoikhoi tried to find a way of co-operating with the Europeans. Learn More
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Publish and be Damned. Two Decades of Scandals

Publish and be Damned tells a woman's career in investigative journalism in South Africa, uncovering two decades of political and criminal scandals. Learn More
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Platinum, Gold and Diamonds. The story of Hans Merensky’s discovery

This biography of Hans Merensky’s tells far more about this successful geologist than about his successful mining of platinum, gold and diamonds only. Learn More
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Dapper kinders van Suid-Afrika

Dapper kinders van Suid-Afrika eer die bekende en minder bekende heldhaftige kinders in die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika. Learn More
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Lady Trader. A Biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford

Lady Trader brings remarkable Sarah Heckford to life in a riveting South African biography. Learn More
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Anton van Wouw: The smaller works

Van Wouw’s smaller works are reinterpreted and re-evaluated by the eminent professor Alexander E. Duffey. Learn More
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The Passion for Reason. Essays in Honour of Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert

Various well known authers have contributed essays in honour of Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert in The Passion for Reason. Learn More
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Zuma: A biography

This biography of Zuma covers his whole live but the main focus remains on the last eight years until 2010. Learn More
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Captured in time: Five centuries of South African writing

Five centuries of South African writing is represented by the collection of historcial snippets in Captured in time. Learn More
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Crossing the borders of power: The memoirs of Colin Eglin

In Crossing the Borders of Power, his memoirs, Colin Eglin recalls an active life as a politician in South Africa. Learn More
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Nine Lives. Memories of a maverick conservationist

Nine Lives: Memories of a maverick conservationist chronicles the adventures trials, mishaps and triumphs of John Varty's astonishing life, tracking his progression from hunter to film maker to environmentalist. Learn More
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Strooidak en Toring

In Strooidak en Toring, Izak de Villiers, welkbekend as digter en skrywer, kyk terug op 'n lewe en loopbaan wat met hoogtepunte besaai is. Learn More
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Überlebenskampf in der Namib. Erlebnisse des Frachtfahrers Adriaan Esterhuizen

Überlebenskampf in der Namiba ist die Biografie von Adriaan Esterhuizen, einem Frachtfahrer in Südwestafrika in der Zeit nach 1900. Learn More
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