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Solomon Tshekisho "Sol" Plaatje
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1876
Free State, South Africa
Death: Jun. 19, 1932
Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa

South African Politician,human rights campaigner,journalist,linguist,translator,literary figure. One of the founders of the South African Native National Congress,later the ANC.He first worked as a Post Office messenger in Kimberley and in 1898 took up a position in Mafikeng as a magistrates court interpreter.He kept a vivid diary of events throughout the siege of Kimberley during the Boer War.He was the first black South African to write a novel,Mhudi,in English.Fluent in at least seven languages he translated the works of Shakespeare into his native language Tswana. 
 
Burial:
West End Cemetery
Kimberley
Frances Baard District Municipality
Northern Cape, South Africa
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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