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Alan Cormack, the youngest of three children, was born in Johannesburg in February 1924. His father was an engineer with the Post Office and... read more
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Professor Pieter Steyn was born in 5 January 1940 in Vryburg in the North West. He is currently a senior researcher at the Department of Che... read more
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Black business pioneer, community leader, altruistic medical practitioner, involved in several education initiatives, former secretary-gener... read more
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William Sinclair Winship was born on 18 March 1927, in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he was a few months old, his parents moved to Mpwapwa, Tanz... read more
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Phillip Tobias, professor emeritus of anatomy and human biology at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, was born in Durban. T... read more
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  Optometrist Julius Louis Saks was the first son of Sidney and Deborah Saks. His family emigrated to South Africa from England in 1905... read more
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Professor Robert Broom was born on 30 November 1866 Paisley, Scotland to a poor family. He was educated as a doctor and received his degree... read more
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  Dr. Ralph Mgijima received his high school education at St. John’s College in Umtata, Eastern Cape. After completing his matric... read more
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Durkje Gilfillan-Weidema was born on 2 September 1946 in the city of Leeuwarden in Friesland, the Netherlands. Gilfillan-Weidema described,... read more
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For many south africans, the name Fitzsimons will always be linked to snakes - to their diversity and the treatment of their venomous bites.... read more
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Raymond Dart was born on 4 February 1893 in Toowong, Brisbane, Australia. He attended university in Queensland and Sydney. In 1920, Dart pur... read more

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