|Last name||First name||Synopsis||Date of birth||Date of death|
Teacher, lecturer, member of the Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC) and the United Democratic Front (UDF), founder member of the Lenasia Youth League and the Progressive Teachers' League. Served as a national vice-president of the South African Democratic Teachers' Union.
|Van den Berg||Maritz||
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA). Detained in 1961. Banned by the apartheid government
|Van den Berg||Clive||1956|
|van den Heever||Leonora||
First female judge to be appointed permanently to the appellate division of the South African Supreme Court.
|Van der byl||Pieter Voltelyn Graham.||
folitician and soldier.
|21 February 1889||21 January 1975|
|van der Gucht||Rosalie||
|van der Poel||Jean||
Historian and lecturer
|van der Ross||Richard Ernest||
Principal of a teacher training school, one of the leaders of the Coloured "convention" movement, first president of the Labour Party of South Africa, assistant education planner in the Department of Coloured Affairs, first editor of the Cape Herald, Rector of the University of the Western Cape
|Van der Ross||Nova||08-September-1976|
|van der Stel||Simon||
Commander of the Cape (1679-1691)
|14 October 1639||24 June 1712|
|Van der Stel||Willem Adriaan||1664||1733|
City Councilor, MP and Peace Mediator who played a leading role in peace mediation efforts as Burundian peace facilitator.
|18 December 1943||27 January 2009|
A member of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS)
Poet, novelist, short-story writer, awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for her outstanding intellectual contribution to the literary arts and culture field through poetry, literature and philosophical works.
|Van Niekerk Viljoen||Gerrit||
Former Minister of Education and Constitutional Development
|11 September 1926|
Member of the Council of Justice in Batavia,Governor of the Cape Colony
|8 March 1739||1793|
A member of the Liberal Party of South Africa (LPSA), detained in 1961.
|Van Riebeeck||Johan Anthoniszoon "Jan"||
Founder and first commander of Cape Town, van Riebeeck was the Administrator for the Dutch East India Company (DEIC). He landed at the southern tip of Africa on 6 April 1652 to create a settlement for the DEIC
|21 April 1619||18 January 1677|
For his selfless act in saving a person from drowning at Warner Beach outside Durban, van Staden was awarded the Order of Mendi for Bravery in Bronze.
|27 January 1961||2 April 2010|
|20 November 1862||30 June 1945|
editor, poet, author, recipient of Olive Schreiner Award
Khiosan chief, community leader, political activist, trade unionist
|14 July 1946|
|Van Wyk Louw||Nicholaas Petrus||
|11 June 1906||1970|
|van Zyl Slabbert||Frederik||
Professor of Sociology, Member of Parliament, leader of the Progressive Federal Party, Director of Policy and Planning of IDASA, politcal consultant, research fellow, author, co-founded Khula, a Black investment trust, headed a team investigating a new electoral system for South Africa in 2002, Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
|2 March 1940||14 May 2010|
Member of the ANC and MK.Killed in combat
|31 December 1986|
Member of the TIC, SAIC, ANC, MK and UDF
Member of the African National Congress
|Variava||Sadecque||Political activist, teacher, member of SASO, BPC, PET and AZAPO. Sadecque Variava is a Black Consciousness activist who introduced the movement to Lenasia in the early 1970s. After 1994 he continues to be an active member of Azapo, having stood for several elections.||8 July 1949|
Trade unionist and General Secretary of COSATU
Western Cape Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Detectives, former MK operative, teacher
|24 April 1963|
Member of the UDF, ANC and MK, exiled person, underwent Special Forces training with specialisation in rural guerrilla warfare in Cuba, killed in combat.
|1967||28 March 1988|
Member of the Unity Movement of South Africa, Robben Island prisoner
|27 July 1935||15 March 2019|
|Verster||Andrew||15-June-1937||16 February 2020|
|Verwoerd||Hendrik||Academic, South African Prime Minister, considered to be the primary architect of apartheid||8 September 1901||6 September 1966|
Anti Apartheid activist, founder member of the National Committee for Liberation, founder of the African Resistance Movement (ARM).
Professor at the Classics department at the University of Pretoria, rector of the Rand Afrikaans University, Administrator of South West Africa (Namibia), Minister of National Education,National Party delegate to the Convention for a Democratic South A
|Viljoen||Johannes Willem (Jan)||
Imprisoned at Colesberg in 1846 for anti-British activities, he took part in the Battle of Boomplaats, hunter, led a commando in the First Anglo-Boer War
|14 May 1812||30 April 1893|
Minister of Law and Order in South Africa from 1986 to 1991 in the final years of the apartheid era. Also Correctional Services & Deputy Minister of Defence.
|11 December 1937|
|Volschenk||Jan Ernest Abraham|
|Vorster||Balthazar||Lawyer, instrumental in the founding of the Ossewa-Brandwag, and also became a general in its paramilitary wing, Minister of Justice, Prime Minister of South Africa and later President of South Africa||13 December 1915||10 September 1983|
South Africa's first female heart surgeon
|Vulindlela||Sadunge||1934||3 July 1964|
|Vulindlela||Maliza||1934||3 July 1964|
|Vulindlela||Bekapansi||1946||3 July 1964|
|Vulindlela||Shilegu||1936||3 July 1964|
|Vulindlela||Bonase||1918||3 July 1964|
Organiser for the African Mineworkers' Union and also served on the National Anti-Pass Council in 1944, Businessman and Civic Leader.