Famous South Africans

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Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic

Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war

Nelson Mandela & FW de Klerk - On 5 April at an informal meeting in Cape Town, President F. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela agreed to reschedule formal talks between the Government and the African National Congress (ANC).

Christiaan Neethling Barnard November 1922 – 2 September was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant assisted by his brother, Marius Barnard.