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Persoon · 2 August 1925 – 12 November 2007

Piet Koornhof, a prominent South African political figure, was born on August 2, 1925, in Leeudoringstad, Transvaal, South Africa. His extensive political career unfolded against the backdrop of the apartheid era. Serving as Minister of Immigration and Minister of Energy and Mining from August 23, 1972, to April 29, 1974, under Prime Minister John Vorster, Koornhof later took on the roles of Minister of Mining and Minister of Sports and Recreation from April 29, 1974, to October 10, 1978, during the premiership of John Vorster. Subsequently, he held the position of Minister of Cooperation and Development from October 9, 1978, to September 1984, under Prime Minister P. W. Botha. Koornhof's political journey culminated in his role as the South African Ambassador to the United States, where he served from May 1, 1987, to March 6, 1991, succeeding Johannes Beukes and being succeeded by Harry Schwarz. He passed away on November 12, 2007, at the age of 82, in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, leaving behind a legacy marked by his diverse ministerial contributions and diplomatic service.

Persoon · 17 November 1903 – 21 August 1978

Nicolaas Johannes "Nico" Diederichs was South Africa's third state president from 1975-1978. He studied at Grey University College and later earned a doctorate from the University of Leiden. He became a lecturer and professor at the University of the Orange Free State. Diederichs was a prominent figure in Afrikaner nationalist circles and a staunch admirer of Nazi Germany.Diederichs, a National Party member from 1953-1975, served as Minister of Economic Affairs, Mines, and Finance. He became known as "Mr Gold" and served as the first chancellor of Rand Afrikaans University. Diederichs died in 1978.

Frederik Willem de Klerk
Persoon · 18 March 1936 – 11 November 2021

Frederik Willem de Klerk, born 18 March 1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a lawyer and member of the NNP party from 1972 to 1997.

Swart Charles Robberts
Persoon · 5 December 1894 – 16 July 1982

Charles Robberts Swart DMS (5 December 1894 – 16 July 1982), nicknamed "Blackie",[3] was a South African politician who served as the last governor-general of the Union of South Africa from 1959 to 1961 and the first state president of the Republic of South Africa from 1961 to 1967.

Taylor Cathy
Taylor, C.D. · Persoon · 20th century

Mrs. Catherine Dorothea Taylor, nee' Sharpe was born in Birningham, England in 1914. She is the daughter of a Church of England missionary, who worked in various parts of South Africa, Lesotho and South West Africa. She was educated at the St Michael's School, Bloemfontein and St Mary's Diocesan School for girls, Pretoria. On leaving school she studied philosophy and languages at Bristol University and continued her studies in both France and Germany.

She was married to Dr Lance Taylor in Cape Town in 1939 and, on the outbreak of the war, returned to England with her husband who served as a doctor in the Armed Forces. On de-mobilization in 1946 she and her husband, as South African subjects, were repatriated and settled in the Cape. They have two sons.

From October 1950 to November 1952 Mrs. Taylor held the post of Confidential Secretary to the Editor of the Cape Argus.

Since 1948 Mrs. Taylor has taken a very active part in all aspects of the United Party work and has held numerous and responsible administrative posts in the Party, such as Chairman of the Cape Peninsula and Western Province Women's Council, Chairman of the Wynberg Divisional Committee, member of the Central Head Committee and Secretary of the Official Opposition's Coloured Affairs Group.

Mrs. Taylor became a member of the Cape Provincial IN 1954 and served as United Party Chief Whip for two years, before becoming Chairman of the Party Caucus and Deputy Provincial Leader.

In 1963 she entered Parliament as United Party representative for Wynberg and rose through the ranks of the Party to become Shadow Minister of Education from 1970 until 1973. The year 1974 marked her withdrawal from Parliament and her resignation from the Party.

Balthazar Johannes Vorster
Persoon · 13 December 1915 – 10 September 1983

Balthazar Johannes "B. J." Vorster, also known as John Vorster, was a South African apartheid politician who served as the prime minister and fourth state president of South Africa from 1978 to 1979. He strongly adhered to apartheid policies, overseeing the Rivonia Trial, Terrorism Act, Soweto Riots, and Steve Biko crisis. He conducted a pragmatic foreign policy to improve relations between the white minority government and South Africa's neighbors.

Persoon · 2 August 1925 – 12 November 2007

Piet Koornhof, a prominent South African political figure, was born on August 2, 1925, in Leeudoringstad, Transvaal, South Africa. His extensive political career unfolded against the backdrop of the apartheid era. Serving as Minister of Immigration and Minister of Energy and Mining from August 23, 1972, to April 29, 1974, under Prime Minister John Vorster, Koornhof later took on the roles of Minister of Mining and Minister of Sports and Recreation from April 29, 1974, to October 10, 1978, during the premiership of John Vorster. Subsequently, he held the position of Minister of Cooperation and Development from October 9, 1978, to September 1984, under Prime Minister P. W. Botha. Koornhof's political journey culminated in his role as the South African Ambassador to the United States, where he served from May 1, 1987, to March 6, 1991, succeeding Johannes Beukes and being succeeded by Harry Schwarz. He passed away on November 12, 2007, at the age of 82, in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, leaving behind a legacy marked by his diverse ministerial contributions and diplomatic service.