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Elizabeth Pooley

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

Myra Vanderpool Gormley

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

Robert Kirby (satirist)

Robert Kirby (26 April 1936 – 10 February 2007) was a famous South African satirist, playwright, comedian, novelist, columnist and musician who died in 2007 following complications from a heart operation, some four months prior.

Alvin Chang

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

Peter Niesewand

Peter Joseph Niesewand (30 June 1944 – 4 February 1983), journalist and novelist, was born in South Africa but grew up in Rhodesia where he ran a news bureau, filing for the BBC, United Press, AFP, and many newspapers, notably the Guardian. On 20 February 1973 he was arrested and spent 73 days in solitary confinement for his criticism of conditions under Ian Smith’s government and his coverage of the guerrilla war. His sentence of two years hard labour for revealing official secrets was commuted on appeal after an international outcry. He was deported on release from prison, leaving behind his wife of three years, Nonie, and young son Oliver. He emigrated to the United Kingdom to complete his only non-fiction book, “In Camera: Secret Justice in Rhodesia”, and was named 1973 International Journalist of the Year, an award he won again in 1976 for his coverage of the Lebanese civil war, again for the Guardian. As their Asia correspondent he also covered the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan from on the ground, experiences that inform his last novel, Scimitar. He subsequently returned to London to become their deputy news editor until his untimely death of a heart attack at the age of 38.
Niesewand is credited by Colin Smith in Carlos – Portrait of a Terrorist for originating terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez’s ‘Jackal’ alias:

The nickname the Guardian reporter Peter Niesewand had inspired by mentioning the Forsyth thriller found along with the arms cache in Angela Otaola’s bedsit was a perfect fit. Derogatory yet with just a hint of admiration for the cunning of the canine sometimes known as “the lion’s provider”.

John Crace (writer)

John Crace (/ˈkreɪs/ KRAYS) is a British journalist and critic. Crace is the author of the “Digested Read” column in The Guardian, as well as the newspaper’s Parliamentary sketch writer. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and has written several books on the club. He blogs for ESPN FC on Tottenham.

Muthui Kariuki

Muthui Kariuki was born on 26 June 1956. He was the second official spokesman for the government of Kenya, a post he was appointed to by the president of Kenya on 22 November 2012 and held until 8 August 2013 when the office was dissolved. Muthui Kariuki holds a degree in B.Education(Hons) from Kenyatta University,Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from University of Nairobi and a master’s degree in Communication from University of Nairobi.

Lawrence G. Green

Lawrence (“Laurie”) George Green (1900 – 14 May 1972) was a South African journalist and author. Eschewing any grandiose view of his literature and his lifestyle, he wrote for the layman and general reading entertainment as a raconteur. As such his writings, though well populated with researched fact through his wide travels and many hours of research in the South African and British archives, do not constitute in any strict sense historical or academic reference works. Nevertheless, he remains frequently cited as a recorder of little remembered or noted fact of some historical or cultural significance in the southern African domain.

John Bernard Arbuthnot

Major John Bernard Arbuthnot, MVO (17 May 1875 in London – 16 September 1950) was a British soldier, banker, and journalist.

George Levendis

George Levendis (Greek: Γιώργος Λεβέντης), is a television and record executive and the current Head of International for Syco TV, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Most recently he was general manager of the Greek television network ANT1 the number two station in the Greek market and the largest Greek satellite station worldwide. Over the last 20 years, he has held marketing and management positions at a number of record companies, including Arista Records, Arista Records U.K., BMG Greece, BMG Australia, Heaven Music, and culminating as Senior Vice President of Sony BMG Global Marketing at the headquarters of Sony BMG in New York City. In this position, he oversaw worldwide campaigns for artists including Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Shakira, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Leona Lewis, Il Divo and Westlife. Under his control, Heaven Music was built into one of Greece’s largest and successful independent music companies. In February 2011, he was the winning judge after three consecutive seasons on the Greek version of the singing competition The X Factor.

Lee Addison Ault

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

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Geoffrey Jenkins

Geoffrey Ernest Jenkins (16 June 1920 – 7 November 2001) was a South African journalist, novelist and screenwriter. His wife Eve Palmer, with whom he collaborated on several works, wrote numerous non-fiction works about Southern Africa.

Jo Farrow

Jo Farrow is a British broadcast meteorologist.

Benjamin Pogrund

Benjamin Pogrund (born 1933) is a South African-born Israeli author.

JJ Koczan

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

Arthur Kemp

Arthur Kemp is a British writer and the owner of Ostara Publications who was from 2009 to 2011 the foreign affairs spokesperson for the British National Party before resigning from that party. He was born in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and worked as a journalist in South Africa before moving to the United Kingdom.

Tiyo Soga

Tiyo Soga (1829 – 12 August 1871) was a South African journalist, minister, translator, missionary, and composer of hymns. Soga was the first black South African to be ordained and worked to translate the Bible and John Bunyan’s classic work Pilgrim’s Progress into his native Xhosa language.
When Soga’s mother Nosuthu became a Christian she sought and received release from her marriage to Jotello, a head advisor of Chief Ngqika, on the grounds that she wanted her son to be raised a Christian and receive formal education. Nosuthu’’s request was granted and she took Soga to the Chumie Mission. As a child in Chumie, Soga attended the school of the Revd John A. Chalmers.
In 1844 at the age of 15 Soga received a scholarship to Lovedale Missionary Institution located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Chumie. Soga’s education was interrupted by the ‘War of the Axe’ in 1846 and he and his mother were forced to take refuge in nearby Fort Armstrong. The principal of Lovedale, The Revd William Govan decided to return home to Scotland and offered to pay the way for Soga to come with him and seek higher education. Nosuthu agreed to let her son go. Not knowing if she would ever see him again, she said: “my son belongs to God; wherever he goes God is with him…he is as much in God’s care in Scotland as he is here with me”
Soga attended the Normal School in Glasgow, Scotland and was ‘adopted’ by the John Street United Presbyterian Church. During his stay in Scotland Soga made a formal profession of Christian faith and was baptized in May 1848. During his time in Scotland Soga developed a sympathetic perspective for both the white and black races and his unique racial perspective remained with him for the rest of his life.
After two years in Scotland, Soga returned to the Eastern Cape to work as an evangelist and teacher in Chumie. Soga was asked by the Revd Robert Niven to help establish a new mission station in the Amatole Mountains and he faithfully planted the Uniondale Mission in Keiskammahoek. Because of its identification with the colonial authorities Uniondale mission was burnt to the ground by those at war with the colonial powers. Soga was almost killed in the incident and refused to side with the chief leading the war or to accept the position of translator offered him by the colonial government.
Soga decided to pursue further theological education and accompanied Rev. Niven back to Scotland where he enrolled at the Theological Hall, Glasgow so that he might “learn better how to preach Christ as my known Saviour to my countrymen who know Him not”. On 10 December 1856 Tiyo Soga became the first black South African to be ordained in the United Presbyterian Church Two months after his ordination Soga married Janet Burnside a Scotswomen who was “a most honourable, thrifty, frugal, and devoted woman who marched heroically and faithfully by her husband’s side through all the chequered scenes of his short life”. Throughout his life Soga faced racism as a “Kaffir” and was treated as a second-class citizen by many whites in Africa. Soga also faced opposition from black Africans some of whom thought of him as trying to become a “black Englishmen”.
In 1857 Soga returned to the Eastern Cape with his wife where they eventually founded the Emgwali Mission where Soga worked among his native Ngqika people. During their years in Emgwali the Soga’s had seven children. His fourth son was Jotello Festiri Soga, the first black veterinary surgeon in South Africa. Janet Soga returned to England for the births of all her children. Tiyo Soga suffered from poor health and it was during one of these bouts of sickness that he used his time to translate Pilgrim’s Progress (U-Hambo Iom-Hambi) into his native Xhosa language. Soga’s translation and adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress has been called “the most important literary influence in 19th century South Africa after the Bible.” He also worked to translate the Christian gospels and served on the advisory board to revise the Xhosa Bible.
At the end of his short life Soga was sent to open a new mission station in Tutuka (Somerville) in Kreli’s country and the difficult work further deteriorated his health. It was the desire of Soga that his children be educated in Scotland and before his death instructed his sons, “For your own sakes never appear ashamed that your father was a “Kaffir” and that you inherit some African blood. It is every whit as good and as pure as that which flows in the veins of my fairer brethren…you will ever cherish the memory of your mother as that of an upright, conscientious, thrifty, Christian Scots woman. You will ever be thankful for your connection by this tie with the white race”.
Soga died of tuberculosis in August 1871. He died in the arms of fellow missionary Richard Ross with his mother, Nosuthu, by his side. He is considered by many to be the first major modern African intellectual and was among the first Christian leaders to assert the right of black Africans to have freedom and equality.

Jack Craine

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

Jed Williams

John Ellis Dowell Williams, known as Jed Williams (12 June 1952 – 10 November 2003), was a Welsh jazz journalist and the founder and artistic director of the Brecon Jazz Festival.
Williams was born in Cardiff and educated at the Howardian Grammar School. By the time he left school, he was already a semi-professional jazz drummer. He played as a support musician for touring performers such as Wild Bill Davison and Buddy Tate.
In the 1980s, he became one of the organisers of the Welsh Jazz Society, and in 1983 became organiser of the Brecon Jazz Festival. In 1987, he opened The Four Bars Inn jazz club in Cardiff, Wales, and together with vocalist/trombonist Mike Harries formed the Inn’s house band The Root Doctors.
In 1991, he founded the magazine JazzUK, which he also edited.

Jason Gwynne

Jason Gwynne is a journalist, most widely known for his 2004 documentary on the British National Party (BNP). The documentary was based on undercover footage gathered by Gwynne who posed as a football hooligan looking to get involved in far-right politics.

Rosemary Batt

Rosemary Batt is the Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) and a Professor in Human Resource Studies and International and Comparative Labor.

Jamie Owen

Jamie Owen (born 1967) is a Welsh journalist, broadcaster, writer and BBC Wales Today presenter. He joined BBC Radio in 1996 and has presented BBC Wales Today since 1994. He has presented other TV and radio programmes and has published several books.

Jean-Claude Rochefort

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