Category: South African academics

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson ( 6 November 1954 – 10 April 2011 ) was a South African poet and scholar. Most of his poetry deals Cape Town , where he lives. He teaches English at the University of Cape Town . Poetry Poems 1977-1982 (1983) In This City (1986) Cape Town Days (1989) Return of the Moon (1991) Presence of the Earth (1995) The Other City (2000) Romans Selected Essays: 1980-1990 (1990)…

Cas Vos

Cas Vos is an African poet , theologian and scholar and professor of theology at the University of Pretoria . Living and working Casparus John Adam Fox was born in Rustenburg on 15 May 1945 as the oldest of five children of William Albertus Vos and Johanna Hendrina Botha. His parents farm in British and Marikana and go later to Pretoria, where his father at the railway work and later…

Dirk van Rooy

Prof. Dirk Jan van Rooy ( Griekwastad , Cape Colony , 18 September 1896 – Potchefstroom , Transvaal , South Africa , 20 November 1964 ) was an academic and cultural leader. Origins Van Rooy was the eldest son of the Reformed pastor Rev. JA van Rooy (1868-1962) and his wife, Brechtje (née Postma, 1871-1936), who reached maturity. Both his parents were a child of the father of their family…

Lydia van Niekerk

Lydia van Niekerk ( 7 September 1884 – 2 November 1929 ) is the first woman professor at the University of Stellenbosch is appointed. She was a professor of English literature and was born on the farm Diepkloof near Uitenhage . She studied at the universities of Leiden and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Back in South Africa gained its a D. Litt et Phil degree and she is a lecturer…

HJJM van der Merwe

Henderik John Matthys Jan van der Merwe ( 27 October 1913 – 25 February 1974 ) was an African language and the first member of the lecturing of the Department of Afrikaans at the University of South Africa . Life Van der Merwe was born on 27 October 1913 on Morgenzon in the eastern Transvaal . He matriculated at the 1931 Standerton High School. The BA he achieved in 1936…

Phillip Tobias

Phillip Vallentine Tobias ( 14 October 1925 – 7 June 2012 ) was born in Durban , KwaZulu-Natal and was a renowned paleontologist and professor associated with the University of the Witwatersrand . Tobias was an expert in paleoanthropology, genetics, human biology, zoology, medicine, evolution, anatomy and the history and philosophy of science. He in 1953 earned at the University of the Witwatersrand a medical doctorate after he was appointed…

Danie Strauss

Danie Strauss (born in 1946 , Bloemfontein ) is a South African scholar and philosopher. In 1971 he was in Philosophy at the former Senior Lecturer UOFS appointed. From January 1976 he was promoted to associate professor and in October 1977 he was appointed professor and head of the Department of Philosophy at the UFS. In 1994 departure from to Canada where he served as first Director of the Center…

Hendrik Gerhardus Stoker

Hendrik Gerhardus Stoker (1899-1993) was a Calvinist philosopher. He is known for having its own philosophical system Philosophy of Creation Idea (1933) [1] has set. Johan Heyns in ” thinkers through the ages ” Stoker as the greatest philosopher considered that Africa has produced. [2] Biography Earlier days Stoker was born in Johannesburg on 4 April 1899. Though his parents, Peter Stoker (bebore at on February 5, 1865 Assen )…

Jaap Steyn

Jaap Steyn (1938?) Was a journalist , lecturer in General Linguistics at the Rand Afrikaans University and professor-researcher in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of the Orange Free State . He is best known for his penetrating studies of the African language ‘s origin and history and its comprehensive biographies of among others MER and NP van Wyk Louw . As poet he received the Eugene…

Willem Snyman

Prof. Dr. Willem Jacobus (Willie) Snyman ( Burgersdorp , Cape Colony , 19 July 1899 – Potchefstroom (probably), Transvaal , South Africa , 6 June 1981 ) was a minister in three congregations of the Reformed Church , namely Lindley (1925-1927), Venterstad ( 1927-1944) and Crocodile (1944-1946), and then about 24 years until his retirement in 1970 professor at his Church’s Theological School in Potchefstroom . Origins Willem Jacobus Snyman…







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