South Africa

Jean Blaquière

Jean Blaquière, a Pentecostal pastor, was a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party of Canada in the Canadian federal election of 1993, and won the party leadership in March 1994 at a Vancouver convention, in a race with two other contenders.

Jean Cusson

Jean Cusson (born October 5, 1942) is a retired professional ice hockey player who briefly played in the National Hockey League for the Oakland Seals. Cusson spent three years with the Canadian national team before the Seals signed him to a three-game amateur tryout contract in March, 1968. He only played two games for the Seals registering no points and a single shot on goal. He returned to Canada and played 2 seasons as a senior amateur, then moved to Switzerland and played out the remainder of his career in the Swiss National League.

Jan Jensen

جان جنسن هو كاتب خيال علمي   كندي، ولد في 1969 في Yarrow, British Columbia   في كندا.

H. D. Girdwood

H. D. Girdwood’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Jessica Klimkait

Jessica Klimkait’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Joey Moss

Joseph Neil Moss (September 25, 1963 – October 26, 2020) was the locker room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Born with Down syndrome, Moss caught the eye of Oilers centre Wayne Gretzky in 1985, when Gretzky was dating Moss’ sister, Vikki. Impressed with the dedication Moss brought to a job at an Edmonton bottle depot, Gretzky suggested to team general manager Glen Sather that the young man be given a tryout.

R.I.E

R.I.E, born on January 29, 1995 is a musician belonging to the Rap and Hip-Hop genres. His obsession with rapping began when he started listening to artists like Eminem, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne. By the time he was 11 years old, he had a book full of rhymes.

DJ MADOCS

Nkosamandlela Qokola , also well known as DJ Madocs was born in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape is a music producer and DJ. He ventured into House Music as a DJ in 2003 which steered him to be recognized. He then went on to make till on serverals Events.

Serge Belamant

Serge Belamant is a pioneer of blockchain technology, the underlying platform used to host countless cryptocurrencies. From the richest institutions to the poorest individuals, his inventions provide everyone with the tools they need to make fast and efficient withdrawals and deposits. His story is one of constant momentum and forward-thinking. 

Harold Snyman

Harold Snyman (April 23, 1928 – November 1, 1998) was a major in the South African Security Police.

Angela de Jesus

Angela de Jesus is a South African visual artist and curator living and working in Bloemfontein.

Deon van Rensburg

Gideon Andries van Rensburg (born 24 January 1982) is a former South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position was winger or centre.
Between 2004 and 2009, he played for Potchefstroom side the Leopards, making 44 appearances and scoring 19 tries. In 2009, while still a Leopards player, he also earned a call-up to the Lions side during the 2009 Super 14 season and joined the Golden Lions prior to the 2010 Currie Cup Premier Division season. He eventually scored 19 tries in 44 appearances for the Leopards and 15 tries in 34 appearances for the Golden Lions, as well as four tries in 55 Super Rugby matches. He also played in two matches during the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa, one for a Highveld XV side in Potchefstroom and one for an Emerging Springboks side in Cape Town.
A persistent leg injury led to Van Rensburg missing the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season and eventually his retirement at the end of the 2014 season.

Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant and second overall heart transplant (Hardy did a xenotransplant in 1964). Growing up in Beaufort West, Cape Province, he studied medicine and worked in that field for several years in his native country. In 1956, he received a scholarship for postgraduate training in the US under open heart surgery pioneer Walt Lillehei, where he first became aquainted with the future heart transplantation surgeon Norman Shumway. Upon returning to South Africa in 1958, Barnard was appointed cardiothoracic surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital, establishing the hospital’s first heart unit.
On 3 December 1967, Barnard transplanted a heart from a person who had just died from a head injury, with full permission of the donor’s family, into the chest of a 54-year-old Louis Washkansky. Washkansky regained full consciousness and lived for eighteen days, even spending time with his wife, before he died of pneumonia, with the reduction of his immune system by the anti-rejection drugs being a major contributing factor. However, Barnard’s second transplant patient Philip Blaiberg at the beginning of 1968 lived for nineteen months and was able to go home from the hospital.
He retired as Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cape Town in 1983 after developing rheumatoid arthritis in his hands which ended his surgical career. He became interested in anti-aging research, and in 1986 his reputation suffered when he promoted Glycel, an expensive “anti-aging” skin cream, whose approval was withdrawn by the United States Food and Drug Administration soon thereafter. During his remaining years, he established the Christiaan Barnard Foundation, dedicated to helping underprivileged children throughout the world. He died in 2001 at the age of 78 after an asthma attack.

Eliza Emily Donnithorne

Eliza Emily Donnithorne (8 July 1821 – 20 May 1886) was an Australian woman best known as a possible inspiration for the character of Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel Great Expectations.

Maureen Coetzee

Maureen Coetzee is a medical entomologist, specialising in African malaria vector mosquitoes for over 40 years. She is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She is a consultant in the World Health Organization ‘s Global Malaria Programme. She obtained her Doctorate from the University of the Witwatersrand. A subgenus of the Aedes mosquito, Coetzeemyia, was named after her. Also a genus of bacteria strongly associated with malaria mosquitoes, Coetzeea, was named after her. Professor Coetzee has published over 190 peer-reviewed scholarly articles.

Nambitha Mpumlwana

Nambitha Mpumlwana (born 12 February 1967) is a South African actress, presenter and producer. She’s known for her role as Mawande Memela in SABC 1’s soapie, Generations. She also casted in e.tv’s Ashes to Ashes as Mandlakazi and was also an actress In a South Africa Film Tsotsi.

Ahmed S. Thandar

Ahmed Suleman Thandar, South African echinodermologist.

Pauline Williams

Pauline Williams’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

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